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Priestley, Joseph 1733-1804

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A course of lectures on oratory and criticism by Joseph Priestley( Book )

61 editions published between 1777 and 2013 in English and German and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While a tutor at Warrington Academy, the polymath Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) established himself as a leading grammarian and educational theorist, producing the influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series. In 1762 he also delivered these lectures on rhetorical theory, arguing that the purpose of rhetoric is moral formation. Priestley was deeply influenced by associationism, a theory of mind developed by John Locke and David Hartley. This claims that all complex ideas develop from simple ones, which arise purely from sensory impressions. The orator's role, then, is to form the right associations between impressions and ideas in a listener's mind. Informed by this theory, these thirty-five lectures re-evaluate the classical rhetorical components of topic, method and style. First published in 1777, the work is reissued here in its 1781 Dublin printing
Joseph Priestley, selections from his writings by Joseph Priestley( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and present state of electricity, with original experiments by Joseph Priestley( Book )

66 editions published between 1767 and 2013 in English and French and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this work first appeared in 1767, electricity was seen as such a minor aspect of natural philosophy that its investigation was not considered a priority for contemporary scientists. The polymath Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) was one of the few who devoted serious effort to advancing the field. Here he charts the history of electrical study from experiments with amber in ancient Greece to the most recent discoveries. The book comprises explanations of the principal theories of electricity - both historical and contemporary - in addition to a selection of well-known experiments carried out by previous researchers. Priestley also details his own experiments, covering such topics as the colour of electric light, the effects of temperature, and even the musical tone of electrical discharges. One of his most successful works, testifying to the clarity of his explanations, the book remains an important text in the history of science
A free discussion of the doctrines of materialism and philosophical necessity in correspondence with Joseph Priestley, 1778 by Richard Price( Book )

61 editions published between 1778 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on history, and general policy; to which is prefixed, An essay on a course of liberal education for civil and active life by Joseph Priestley( Book )

64 editions published between 1788 and 2017 in English and Irish and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous observations relating to education. More especially, as it respects the conduct of the mind. To which is added, An essay on a course of liberal education for civil and active life by Joseph Priestley( Book )

90 editions published between 1778 and 2013 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English polymath Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) wrote on a wide range of scientific, theological and pedagogical subjects. After the appearance of his influential Rudiments of English Grammar (1761) and A Course of Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), both of which are reissued in this series, Priestley produced in 1765 his Essay on a Course of Liberal Education, which is included and expanded on in this 1778 publication. Here he explains the reasons behind his decision to guide the curriculum at Warrington Academy towards a greater focus on subjects with a more direct application to 'civil and active life'. He offers more general instruction on the cultivation of young men in various spheres, notably through foreign travel and developing 'knowledge of the world'. Priestley ends by outlining a suggested course of lectures on the history and laws of England
The rudiments of English grammar, 1761 by Joseph Priestley( Book )

43 editions published between 1761 and 1986 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke : occasioned by his Reflections on the revolution in France, &c. by Joseph Priestley( Book )

65 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A course of lectures on the theory of language and universal grammar by Joseph Priestley( Book )

69 editions published between 1762 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English polymath Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) wrote on a wide range of scientific, theological and pedagogical subjects. In 1761, he produced the influential textbook Rudiments of English Grammar (also reissued in this series). The following year, having taken up a teaching position at Warrington Academy, he released this outline of nineteen lectures on a variety of linguistic topics. Although it was not published, it was distributed to other dissenting academies. Intended to give teachers a starting point when discussing 'the art of language' in its diverse forms, the lectures range from articulation and the alphabet to comparative linguistics, syntax, metre and the evolution of language. Along with its companion work, it established Priestley as one of the leading grammarians and educators of his time. Modern readers will gain a deeper understanding of his drive to increase and share knowledge of how and why speech and writing served their purpose
Considerations on the doctrine of phlogiston, and the decomposition of water by Joseph Priestley( Book )

46 editions published between 1796 and 1999 in English and German and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: Considerations on the doctrine of phlogiston ... / Joseph Priestley. Two lectures on combustion ... / John Maclean
An address to Protestant dissenters of all denominations on the approaching election of members of Parliament, with respect to the state of public liberty in general, and of American affairs in particular by Joseph Priestley( Book )

56 editions published between 1774 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of A new chart of history : Containing a view of the principal revolutions of empire that have taken place in the world. By Joseph Priestley by Joseph Priestley( Book )

87 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heads of lectures on a course of experimental philosophy, particularly including chemistry by Joseph Priestley( Book )

44 editions published between 1794 and 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and present state of electricity, with original experiments by Joseph Priestley( Book )

63 editions published between 1769 and 1794 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of a chart of biography : with a catalogue of all the names inserted in it, and the dates annexed to them. By Joseph Priestley by Joseph Priestley( Book )

95 editions published between 1764 and 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Dr. Reid's Inquiry into the human mind on the principles of common sense, Dr. Beattie's Essay on the nature and immutability of truth, and Dr. Oswald's Appeal to common sense in behalf of religion by Joseph Priestley( Book )

42 editions published between 1774 and 2003 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the author's examination of Dr. Reid's Inquiry into the human mind on the principles of common sense, Dr. Beattie's Essay on the nature and immutability of truth, and Dr. Oswald's Appeal to common sense in behalf of religion, with the intent for the authors to defend their writing."--(PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The present state of Europe compared with antient prophecies : a sermon, preached at the Gravel Pit meeting in Hackney, February 28, 1794 : being the day appointed for a general fast by Joseph Priestley( Book )

48 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considerations for the use of young men, and the parents of young men by Joseph Priestley( Book )

31 editions published between 1776 and 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Joseph Priestley. Memoirs written by himself. An account of further discoveries in air by Joseph Priestley( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cozef Pristli

Džozef Pristli

Džozefs Prīstlijs

Iosephus Priestley

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Joseph Priestley angol lelkész, liberális politikai filozófus, fizikus és kémikus

Joseph Priestley Brits filosoof (1733-1804)

Joseph Priestley chimico e filosofo inglese

Joseph Priestley English theologian, chemist, educator, and political theorist

Joseph Priestley franséische Politiker

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Joseph Priestley homme politique français

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Joseph Priestley polític francès

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Joseph Priestley Theologe, Philosoph, Chemiker und Physiker

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Priestleij, J. 1733-1804

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Priestley, Dr., 1733-1804

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Priestly Joseph 1733-1804

Pristli, Dzhozef 1733-1804

Τζόζεφ Πρίστλυ Άγγλος θεολόγος, χημικός και πολιτικός επιστήμονας

Джозеф Пристли

Джозеф Пристли британский священник-диссентер, естествоиспытатель, философ, общественный деятель

Джозеф Прыстлі

Джозеф Прістлі

Джоузеф Пристли

Пристли, Джозеф

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ג'וזף פריסטלי

פריסטלי, ג'וזף 1733-1804

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جوزيف بريستلي

جوزيف بريستلي، 1733-1804

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German (5)

Irish (2)

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The enlightenment of Joseph Priestley : a study of his life and work from 1733 to 1773Oxygen : a play in two actsJoseph Priestley, scientist, theologian, and metaphysician : a symposium celebrating the two hundredth anniversary of the discovery of oxygen by Joseph Priestley in 1774The enlightened Joseph Priestley : a study of his life and work from 1773 to 1804Joseph Priestley and English Unitarianism in AmericaJoseph Priestley, scientist, philosopher, and theologian