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Discussing Chemistry and Steam: The Minutes of a Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787

Trevor H. Levere and Gerard L'E Turner


This book contains an edition of the Minutes of the Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787, as transcribed by William Nicholson, the secretary to the society. The 1780s were exciting years for science and its applications, and experimental philosophy and industrial development were closely interwoven. This coffee house society gave a group of natural philosophers the opportunity to discuss the topics that most interested them. The minutes themselves, unique in their completeness, constitute a continuous record of the fortnightly meetings of a group of leading natural philosophers, instru ... More

Keywords: history of science, Richard Kirwan, experimental philosophy, natural philosophy, chemical revolution

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198515302
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515302.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trevor H. Levere, editor

Gerard L'E Turner, editor

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