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Priestley, Joseph 1733-1804

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Works: 1,848 works in 7,308 publications in 8 languages and 103,254 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Sources  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Recipient, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Cartographer, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: Q171, 540.924
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A course of lectures on oratory and criticism by Joseph Priestley( Book )

50 editions published between 1777 and 2013 in English and German and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While a tutor at Warrington Academy, the polymath Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) established himself as a leading grammarian and educational theorist, producing the influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series. In 1762 he also delivered these lectures on rhetorical theory, arguing that the purpose of rhetoric is moral formation. Priestley was deeply influenced by associationism, a theory of mind developed by John Locke and David Hartley. This claims that all complex ideas develop from simple ones, which arise purely from sensory impressions. The orator's role, then, is to form the right associations between impressions and ideas in a listener's mind. Informed by this theory, these thirty-five lectures re-evaluate the classical rhetorical components of topic, method and style. First published in 1777, the work is reissued here in its 1781 Dublin printing."--back cover
The history and present state of electricity, with original experiments by Joseph Priestley( Book )

136 editions published between 1767 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektrizität ; Geschichte ; Elektrotechnik
Joseph Priestley, selections from his writings by Joseph Priestley( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rudiments of English grammar, 1761 by Joseph Priestley( Book )

120 editions published between 1761 and 2013 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit by Joseph Priestley( Book )

68 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A course of lectures on the theory of language and universal grammar, 1762 by Joseph Priestley( Book )

64 editions published between 1762 and 2013 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments and observations on different kinds of air by Joseph Priestley( Book )

137 editions published between 1772 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Burke, 1791 by Joseph Priestley( Book )

96 editions published between 1791 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general history of the Christian church from the fall of the western empire to the present time by Joseph Priestley( Book )

45 editions published between 1790 and 2013 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the corruptions of Christianity by Joseph Priestley( Book )

71 editions published between 1782 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general view of the arguments for the unity of God; and against the divinity and pre-existence of Christ; from reason, from the Scriptures, and from history by Joseph Priestley( Book )

69 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous observations relating to education. More especially, as it respects the conduct of the mind. To which is added, An essay on a course of liberal education for civil and active life by Joseph Priestley( Book )

56 editions published between 1778 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couv. indique : "The English polymath Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) wrote on a wide range of scientific, theological and pedagogical subjects. After the appearance of his influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series, Priestley produced in 1765 his Essay on a Course of Liberal Education, which is included and expanded on in this 1778 publication. Here he explains the reasons behind his decision to guide the curriculum at Warrington Academy towards a greater focus on subjects with a more direct application to 'civil and active life'. He offers more general instruction on the cultivation of young men in various spheres, notably through foreign travel and developing 'knowledge of the world'. Priestley ends by outlining a suggested course of lectures on the history and laws of England."
Science and education; essays by Thomas Henry Huxley( Book )

8 editions published between 1893 and 1970 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoologist Thomas H. Huxley was highly influential in developing science education in Great Britain. This collection of essays reflects his thoughts and influence, with essays titled Educational Value of the Natural History Sciences," On Science and Art in Relation to Education," and A Liberal Education; and Where to Find It."
An address to Protestant dissenters of all denominations on the approaching election of members of Parliament, with respect to the state of public liberty in general, and of American affairs in particular by Joseph Priestley( Book )

45 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A familiar introduction to the study of electricity by Joseph Priestley( Book )

41 editions published between 1768 and 2005 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appeal to the public on the subject of the riots in Birmingham To which are added strictures on a pamphlet intitled 'Thoughts on the late riot at Birmingham' by Joseph Priestley( Book )

47 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit
Alternative Names
Cozef Pristli

Džozef Pristli

Džozefs Prīstlijs

Iosephus Priestley

joseph preistley

Joseph Priestley chimico e filosofo inglese

Joseph Priestley Theologe, Philosoph, Chemiker und Physiker

Priestleij, J. 1733-1804

Priestley 1733-1804 Dr

Priestley, Dr., 1733-1804

Priestley, J.

Priestley, J. 1733-1804

Priestley, Jos 1733-1804

Priestley, Jos (Joseph), 1733-1804

Priestley, Josef 1733-1804

Priestley, Joseph

Priestly Joseph 1733-1804

Pristli, Dzhozef 1733-1804

Джозеф Пристли

Джозеф Прыстлі

Джозеф Прістлі

Джоузеф Пристли

Пристли, Джозеф

Џозеф Пристли

Ջոզեֆ Պրիստլի

ג'וזף פריסטלי

פריסטלי, ג'וזף 1733-1804

جوزف پریستلی

جوزيف بريستلي

جوزيف بريستلي، 1733-1804

जोसेफ प्रिस्टली

प्रिस्टले

যোশেফ প্রিস্টলি

சோசப்பு பிரீசிட்லி

జోసెఫ్ ప్రీస్ట్‌లీ

ജോസഫ് പ്രീസ്റ്റ്ലി

ජෝසප් ප්‍රිස්ට්ලි

ჟოზეფ პრისტლი

조지프 프리스틀리

ジョゼフ・プリーストリー

プリストリ

约瑟夫普利斯特里

Languages
English (1,510)

French (44)

German (26)

Chinese (3)

Italian (3)

Dutch (3)

Irish (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Letters to Burke, 1791A history of the corruptions of ChristianityA general view of the arguments for the unity of God; and against the divinity and pre-existence of Christ; from reason, from the Scriptures, and from historyScience and education; essaysThe enlightenment of Joseph Priestley : a study of his life and work from 1733 to 1773Oxygen : a play in two actsJoseph Priestley, scientist, theologian, and metaphysician : a symposium celebrating the two hundredth anniversary of the discovery of oxygen by Joseph Priestley in 1774