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Percival, Thomas 1740-1804

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Works: 246 works in 1,015 publications in 3 languages and 10,360 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Vital statistics  History  Biography  Sources  Fiction  Records and correspondence 
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A father's instructions : consisting of moral tales, fables, and reflections ; designed to promote the love of virtue, a taste for knowledge, and an early acquaintance with the works of nature by Thomas Percival( )

114 editions published between 1775 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father's instructions : consisting of moral tales, fables, and reflections; designed to promote the love of virtue, ... by Thomas Percival by Thomas Percival( )

38 editions published between 1777 and 1800 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the state of population in Manchester : and other adjacent places by Thomas Percival( )

26 editions published between 1773 and 2005 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays medical and experimental by Thomas Percival( )

41 editions published between 1770 and 2016 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments and observations on water : particularly on the hard pump water of Manchester. By Thomas Percival, M.D by Thomas Percival( )

23 editions published between 1769 and 2018 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further observations on the state of population in Manchester, and other adjacent places by Thomas Percival( )

12 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appendix to the inquiry concerning the principles of taxation : consisting of supplementary notes and illustrations by Thomas Percival( )

15 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral and literary dissertations : chiefly intended as the sequel to A father's instructions by Thomas Percival( Book )

22 editions published between 1789 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical ethics, or, A code of institutes and precepts, adapted to the professional conduct of physicians and surgeons by Thomas Percival( Book )

29 editions published between 1803 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations and experiments on the poison of lead by Thomas Percival( )

19 editions published between 1774 and 2018 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speculations on the perceptive power of vegetables : addressed to the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester. By Thomas Percival by Thomas Percival( )

15 editions published between 1785 and 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Socratic discourse on truth and faithfulness by Thomas Percival( )

17 editions published between 1781 and 2018 in English and French and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father's instructions : adapted to different periods of life, from youth to maturity; ... by Thomas Percival by Thomas Percival( )

18 editions published between 1800 and 1806 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the disadvantages of inoculating children in early infancy : The second edition, revised and enlarged. By Thomas Percival by Thomas Percival( )

14 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father's instructions : adapted to different periods of life, from youth to maturity by Thomas Percival( )

12 editions published in 1790 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical memoirs of the late Thomas Butterworth Bayley, Esq. F.R.S. &c. &c. of Hope Hall, near Manchester by Thomas Percival( )

7 editions published in 1802 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inquiry into the principles and limits of taxation : as a branch of moral and political philosophy by Thomas Percival( )

10 editions published between 1785 and 2005 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A physical inquiry into the powers and operation of medicines by Thomas Percival( )

10 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parental instructions, or, Guide to wisdom and virtue : designed for young persons of either sex by Thomas Percival( )

10 editions published between 1843 and 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How is the young mind to be enlightened upon the principles of piety and religion; and how is the young heart to be duly impressed with those principles? The former is effected by the usual modes of inculcating truth. The authorized canons of moral law are to be analyzed and presented in a manner to gain the assent of the understanding. The process should be simple and lucid, but complete and forcible, so that no one escape legitimate inferences from well-established propositions. For instance: the child is taught to look upon himself, not as the production of his own will and might, but as the work of some foreign agency. Hence, in an important sense, he belongs not to himself, but to the Being who created him. To this Being he must, of course, be under an irreversible allegiance. Nor does he find himself existing in the world alone. He is in the midst of multitudes, on whom he is, in a measure, dependent for the supply of his wants. To them, also, by the same process of reasoning, he is owing a species of allegiance. These are truths which even the young child may be enabled to comprehend. But the more difficult task is to impress duly the young heart with the belief of these truths. Something, without doubt, may be done, as in the other case, by abstract syllogisms; yet that gush of virtuous affection, which gives amiability to the human character, requires an additional instrument. They may give motion to the mental organization; but in their action are as unsympathetic as any material mechanism with which we are acquainted. In giving activity to social impulses, some new and peculiar energy is to be exerted. The heart must be made to feel, as well as to know what is truth; must be made to expand and contract from its own vitality, as well as receive impressions from external agencies. It is believed that symbolic language is the most efficient in developing the latent moral and social attributes of the soul. This language steals, as it were, unperceived upon the sensibilities of the young disciple of moral truth. He finds himself completely enclosed amid its soft filaments as a first result; and the more he meditates on the truth presented to his mind, the more does he become enraptured with the picture. The compiler of this volume has long considered the writings of Dr. Percival, as richly abounding in the description of symbolic language most happily adapted to this desirable end. In making the selection from his posthumous works, in order to complete the volume, it was necessary to select from more miscellaneous sources several articles of a kindred character"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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Percival, Thomas 1740-1804

Perciwal, Thomas 1740-1804

Thomas Percival Brits arts (1740-1804)

Thomas Percival englischer Arzt, Autor der ersten Leitlinie zur Medizinethik

Thomas Percival médecin anglais, auteur d'un traité sur l'éthique médicale

Thomas Percival médico británico

Thomas Percival medico inglese

Thomas Percival metge britànic

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English (554)

French (4)

German (2)