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Willis, Robert 1799-1878

Overview
Works: 94 works in 326 publications in 2 languages and 6,027 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Former owner, Other, tra, Contributor
Classifications: AC1, 538
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Most widely held works about Robert Willis
 
Most widely held works by Robert Willis
On the loadstone and magnetic bodies by William Gilbert( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of William Harvey by William Harvey( )

32 editions published between 1847 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embryologie / Befruchtung / Tier
Scientific papers : physiology, medicine, surgery, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

3 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benedict de Spinoza : his life, correspondence, and Ethics by Robert Willis( )

17 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The object of this volume is to afford the English reader an opportunity of forming an estimate, on somewhat extended grounds, of the distinguished individual whose name stands at the head of its title page. Spinoza may, indeed, be said to be a name among us and nothing more. It is much if he be remembered as a man of Jewish descent who had an evil theological reputation while he lived. Save the two or three summary notices referred to in my pages, we have nothing in English calculated to convey a true idea of the life and writings of the man who nevertheless continues, two centuries after his death, to influence the philosophy and religious thought of Europe more powerfully than any individual who has lived since the days of Luther. 'Father of the speculation of our age, ' says Dr Strauss, 'Spinoza is also Father of our Biblical criticism;' and philosophy and religion--assuming the Bible as the exponent of religion--are the poles around which revolves the intellectual and emotional world of man. In the following pages I have, therefore, given the Life of Spinoza, deriving my chief information from the common source of every biography of the philosopher yet published: 'La Vie de Benoit de Spinoza, ' by Colerus; adding to and eking out the scanty tale with such further particulars as have been furnished by others, and the writings of Spinoza himself supply. But the grand object I have had in view in this volume has been to give the English reader a version in his mother tongue of the 'Ethics' of Spinoza; 'Man's revelation to man of the dealings of God with the world, ' as the book, made the subject of their most intimate studies, has long been held by our German brothers and by some few among ourselves"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Servetus and Calvin; a study of an important epoch in the early history of the reformation by R Willis( Book )

25 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some years ago I was led to make a study of the Life and Writings of Spinoza, and took considerable pains to present the gifted Jew of Amsterdam in such fulness to the English reader as might suffice to convey a passable idea of what one of the great misunderstood and misused among the sons of men was in himself, in his influence on his more immediate friends and surroundings through his presence, and on the world for all time through all his works. This study completed, and leisure from the more active duties of professional life enlarging with increasing years, I bethought me of some other among the sufferers in the holy cause of human progress as means of occupation and improvement. Spinoza led, I might say as matter of course, to Giordano Bruno, with whose writings I was familiar, and who was Spinoza's master, if he ever had a master. But having, at a former period, undertaken x to edit the works of Harvey for the Sydenham Society, and the discovery of the circulation of the blood having become renewed matter of discussion with medical men and others, labourers in the field of general literature, I was turned from Bruno to Servetus, as the first who proclaimed the true way in which the blood from the right reaches the left chambers of the heart by passing through the lungs, and who even hinted at its further course by the arteries to the body at large. Of Servetus at this time I knew little or nothing, save that he had been burned as a heretic at Geneva by Calvin; and of his works I had seen no more than the extract in which he describes the pulmonary circulation. But meditating a revision and prospective publication of the Life of Harvey, with which I had prefaced my edition of his works, I went in search of further information concerning the ingenious anatomist who had not only outstripped his contemporaries, but his successors, by something like a century in making so important an induction as the Pulmonary Circulation. Nor had I far to go
Works by William Harvey( Book )

11 editions published between 1847 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the decrease of disease effected by the progress of civilization by K. F. H Marx( )

11 editions published between 1844 and 1988 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Harvey; a history of the discovery of the circulation of the blood by Robert Willis( Book )

13 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pentateuch in contrast with the science and moral sense of our age by Robert Willis( )

7 editions published in 1875 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urinary diseases and their treatment by Robert Willis( Book )

11 editions published between 1838 and 1841 in German and English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of the brain : with a general view of the nervous system by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

12 editions published between 1826 and 1836 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of physiology, for the use of students, and with particular reference to the wants of practitioners by Rudolph Wagner( Book )

13 editions published between 1841 and 1844 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsimile of the sketch-book of Wilars de Honecort, an architect of the thirteenth century; with commentaries and descriptions by Villard( Book )

1 edition published in 1859 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the special function of the sudoriparous and lymphatic systems, their vital import, and their bearing on health and disease by Robert Willis( )

4 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the treatment of stone in the bladder, by medical and mechanical means by Robert Willis( Book )

4 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circulation of the blood : and other writings by William Harvey( Book )

2 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering the circulatory nature of blood flow and the function of the heart, William Harvey released medical science from prevailing classical theory and paved the way for the rise of an exact anatomical science
Scientific papers : physiology, medicine, surgery, geology ; with introduction and notes( Book )

3 editions published between 1910 and 1938 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On the loadstone and magnetic bodies
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Servetus and Calvin; a study of an important epoch in the early history of the reformation
Alternative Names
Robert Willis taalkundige uit Schotland (-1878)

Willis, R.

Willis, R. 1799-1878

Willis, R. (Robert), 1799-1878

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Languages
English (190)

German (6)