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LeMahieu, D. L. 1945-

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Works: 4 works in 14 publications in 2 languages and 911 library holdings
Genres: History  Portraits  Bibliography 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: AC4, 171.5
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Most widely held works by D. L LeMahieu
The mind of William Paley : a philosopher and his age by D. L LeMahieu ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A culture for democracy : mass communication and the cultivated mind in Britain between the wars by D. L LeMahieu ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind of William Paley : a study of Natural theology in British thought by D. L LeMahieu ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The principles of moral and political philosophy by William Paley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This classic work by William Paley was one of the most popular books in England and America in the early nineteenth century. Its significance lies in the fact that it marks an important point at which eighteenth century "whiggism" began to be transformed into nineteenth century "liberalism." First published in 1785, Paley's Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy was originally based on his Cambridge lectures of 1766-1776. It was designed for instructional purposes and was almost immediately adopted as a required text for all undergraduates at Cambridge. The great popularity of Paley's Principles is perhaps due in part to the author's remarkable gift for clear exposition. Even today, this work is very readable and easily comprehended. But the popularity of the book also reflected the fact that Paley expressed some of the leading scientific, theological, and ethical ideas of his time and place. In this respect, Paley's great classic provides valuable insight into the Anglo-American mind of the early nineteenth century and helps us better understand the thinking processes and evolving concepts of liberty and virtue that were displacing the old "whiggism" of the preceding century. - Publisher
 
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