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Draper, John William 1811-1882

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Works: 282 works in 1,116 publications in 4 languages and 11,182 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BL245, 215
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History of the conflict between religion and science by John William Draper ( Book )
182 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The antagonism we witness between Religion and Science is the continuation of a struggle that commenced when Christianity began to attain political power. Can we exaggerate the importance of a contention in which every thoughtful person must take part whether he will or not? In a matter so solemn as that of religion, all men, whose temporal interests are not involved in existing institutions, earnestly desire to find the truth. What I have sought to do is, to present a clear and impartial statement of the views and acts of the two contending parties. In one sense I have tried to identify myself with each, so as to comprehend thoroughly their motives; but in another and higher sense I have endeavored to stand aloof, and relate with impartiality their actions. I therefore trust that those, who may be disposed to criticize this book, will bear in mind that its object is not to advocate the views and pretensions of either party, but to explain clearly, and without shrinking, those of both"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
History of the intellectual development of Europe by John William Draper ( Book )
112 editions published between 1862 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Oxford in 1860, I read an abstract of the physiological argument contained in this work respecting the mental progress of Europe, reserving the historical evidence for subsequent publication. This volume contains that evidence. It is intended as the completion of my work on Human Physiology, in which man was treated of as an individual. In this he is considered in his social relation. But the reader will also find, I think, that it is a history of the progress of ideas and opinions from a point of view heretofore almost entirely neglected. There are two methods of dealing with philosophical questions--the literary and the scientific. Many things which in a purely literary treatment of the subject remain in the background, spontaneously assume a more striking position when their scientific relations are considered. It is the latter method that I have used. Social advancement is as completely under the control of natural law as is bodily growth. The life of an individual is a miniature of the life of a nation. These propositions it is the special object of this book to demonstrate. No one, I believe, has hitherto undertaken the labor of arranging the evidence offered by the intellectual history of Europe in accordance with physiological principles, so as to illustrate the orderly progress of civilization, or collected the facts furnished by other branches of science with a view of enabling us to recognize clearly the conditions under which that progress takes place. This philosophical deficiency I have endeavored in the following pages to supply. Seen thus through the medium of physiology, history presents a new aspect to us. We gain a more just and thorough appreciation of the thoughts and motives of men in successive ages of the world"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
History of the American Civil War by John William Draper ( Book )
29 editions published between 1867 and 2000 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of Franklin by John William Draper ( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thoughts on the future civil policy of America by John William Draper ( Book )
38 editions published between 1865 and 2007 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific memoirs, being experimental contributions to a knowledge of radiant energy by John William Draper ( Book )
19 editions published between 1878 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on the forces which produce the organization of plants : with an appendix containing several memoirs on capillary attraction, electricity, and the chemical action of light by John William Draper ( Book )
16 editions published between 1844 and 1972 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of chemistry including the most recent discoveries and applications of the science to medicine and pharmacy, and to the arts by Robert Kane ( Book )
31 editions published between 1842 and 2000 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A text-book on chemistry. For the use of schools and colleges by John William Draper ( Book )
34 editions published between 1846 and 1861 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human physiology, statical and dynamical, or, The conditions and course of the life of man by John William Draper ( Book )
22 editions published between 1856 and 1883 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A text-book on natural philosophy by John William Draper ( Book )
22 editions published between 1847 and 1972 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human physiology, statistical and dynamical; or, The conditions and course of the life of man by John William Draper ( Book )
12 editions published between 1856 and 2011 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two years ago the first edition of this work was published. Since that time several thousand copies have been disposed of; it has been introduced as a text-book in many of our medical schools, and has been very favorably received by the profession and the public. I have therefore felt it necessary to submit it to a careful examination, for the purpose of removing any errors it may contain, and improving it as far as its present form admits. In these corrections I have availed myself of many of the suggestions made in various reviews of the original work, and take this occasion to express my thanks for the consideration shown toward it both in America and Europe. To treat Physiology as a branch of Physical Science; to exclude from it all purely speculative doctrines and ideas, the relics of a philosophy (if such it can be called) which flourished in the Middle Ages, though now fast dying out, and from which the more advanced subjects of human knowledge, such as Astronomy and Chemistry, have long ago made themselves free-to do this, amounts, in reality, to a reorganization and reconstruction: a task of extreme difficulty, and for complete success demanding the conjoint labors of many philosophers and many physicians. To physicians I would earnestly address myself, in the hope of obtaining their continued aid and hearty patronage for every such attempt. I would ask them why it is that we never hear of empiricism in Natural Philosophy, Engineering, Astronomy? Is it not because the principles upon which those subjects rest have ceased to be speculative, and are restricted to the demonstrative, the experimental, the practical? In Philosophy, sects only arise while principles are uncertain; in Medicine, the quack only exists because there is a doubt. The practice of Medicine must rest on an exact Anatomy and a sound Physiology. As soon as it is brought to this, empiricism will disappear of itself; it will need no legal enactments, no ethical codes for its destruction. And for this reason, if there were no others, it is the bounden duty of every physician to encourage to the utmost within his own sphere of influence every attempt to realize such a state of things. The encouragement which has been given to this book I regard as a token that these principles are profoundly recognized by the medical profession of our country. In this work I have therefore endeavored to treat of man according to the methods accepted in Physical Science, but still of man as an individual only. Physiology, however, in its most general acceptation, has another department connected with problems of the highest interest. Man must be studied not merely in the individual, but also in the race. There is an analogy between his advance from infancy through childhood, youth, manhood, to old age, and his progress through the stages of civilization. In the whole range of human study there are no topics of greater importance, or more profound, than those dealt with in this second department or division. It is also capable of being treated in the same spirit and upon the same principles as the first"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The indebtedness of the city of New York to its university. An address to the alumni of the University of the city of New York, at their twenty-first anniversary, 28th June, 1853 by John William Draper ( Book )
7 editions published between 1853 and 1974 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introductory lecture to the course of chemistry by John William Draper ( Book )
17 editions published between 1841 and 1974 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Conflits de la science et de la religion by John William Draper ( Book )
33 editions published between 1875 and 1980 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
University of New-York, Medical department. A valedictory lecture by John William Draper ( Book )
7 editions published between 1841 and 1956 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introductory lecture on oxygen gas delivered in the University of New York, session MDCCCXLVIII-IX by John William Draper ( Book )
5 editions published between 1848 and 1974 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Address delivered to the American Union Academy of Literature, Science, and Art, at its first annual meeting, January 31, 1870 by John William Draper ( Book )
4 editions published between 1870 and 1974 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introductory lecture on phosphorus delivered in the University of New York, session MDCCCXLVII-VIII by John William Draper ( Book )
5 editions published between 1847 and 1974 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of chemistry, including the most recent discoveries and applications of the science to medicine and pharmacy, and to the arts. Illustrated by 236 wood-cuts by Robert Kane ( Book )
3 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dorepa
Doreparu, Jiyon Uhiruriamu
Draper Guglielmo 1811-1882
Draper, J. W.
Draper, J. W. 1811-1882
Draper, J. W. (John William), 1811-1882
Draper, Jan Wilhelm.
Draper, John W. 1811-1882
Draper, John William
Draper, John Wm.
Draper, Juan Guillermo.
Draper Juan Guillermo 1811-1882
Drapera Jana Wilhelma 1811-1882
Dréper, Dzhon Uil'iam.
Drėper, Dzhon Uilʹi︠a︡m 1811-1882
Dreper Dzhon Viliiam 1811-1882
John William Draper
Дрепер, Џон Уилјем.
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ドレーパー
ドレーパー, ジョン・ウィリアム
ドレパル, ジヨン・ウヒルリアム
達勒巴児
達勒巴児, 戎維廉
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French (33)
Spanish (5)
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