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Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian

Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes

Abstract

Joseph Priestley was one of the most remarkable thinkers of the 18th century. Best known today as the scientist who discovered oxygen, he also made major contributions in the fields of education, politics, philosophy, and theology. This collection of chapters covers the full range of Priestley's work and provides a new and up to date account of all his activities, together with a summary of his life and an account of his last years in America. The book will re-establish him as a major intellectual figure in Britain and America in the second half of the 18th century.

Keywords: oxygen, education, politics, philosophy, theology, America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199215300
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215300.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabel Rivers, editor
Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture, Queen Mary, University of London, and Co-Director, Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies
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David L. Wykes, editor
Director, Dr Williams's Library, London, and Co-Director, Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies
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