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Paley, William 1743-1805

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Works: 514 works in 3,069 publications in 7 languages and 31,085 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Biography  Textbooks  Portraits  Bibliography  Pastoral letters and charges 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer
Classifications: BL181, 210
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Natural theology; selections by William Paley( Book )
453 editions published between 1802 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,101 libraries worldwide
William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. Famously beginning by comparing the world to a watch, whose design is self-evident, he goes on to provide examples from biology, anatomy, and astronomy in order to demonstrate the intricacy and ingenuity of design that could only come from a wise and benevolent deity. Paley's legalistic approach and skilful use of metaphor and analogy were hugely successful and equally controversial. Charles Darwin, whose investigations led to very different conclusions in The Origin of Species, was greatly influenced by the book's cumulative structure and accessible style
The principles of moral and political philosophy by William Paley( Book )
469 editions published between 1785 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,894 libraries 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
A view of the evidences of Christianity by William Paley( Book )
194 editions published between 1794 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
One of the most famous works of 18th century British Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian William Paley. 'Evidences' was for many decades part of the Cambridge examination syllabus. Charles Darwin famously studied the book, and was delighted by Paley's language and logic
Horæ Paulinæ, or, The truth of the Scripture history of St. Paul evinced by a comparison of the Epistles which bear his name with the Acts of the apostles, and with one another by William Paley( Book )
296 editions published between 1780 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
A treatise by the famous "design-argument-for-God" theorist to prove the authenticity of the Pauline texts
A view of the evidences of Christianity, in three parts by William Paley( Book )
252 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 940 libraries worldwide
A treatise on the law of principal and agent : chiefly with reference to mercantile transactions by William Paley( Book )
91 editions published between 1812 and 2007 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
Sermons on several subjects by William Paley( Book )
40 editions published between 1806 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Reasons for contentment : addressed to the labouring part of the British public by William Paley( Book )
38 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Reasons for contentment addressed to the labouring part of the British public : together with The fable of the bee hive by William Paley( Book )
14 editions published between 1820 and 2005 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Advice addressed to the young clergy of the diocese of Carlisle : in a sermon, preached at a general ordination holden at Rose-Castle, on Sunday, July 29, 1781. By William Paley by William Paley( Computer File )
28 editions published between 1782 and 2005 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Advice addressed to the young clergy of the diocese of Carlisle : in a sermon, preached ... on Sunday, July 29th, 1781. By William Paley by William Paley( Computer File )
19 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The use and propriety of local and occasional preaching : a charge, delivered to the clergy of the diocese of Carlisle, in the year 1790, by William Paley by William Paley( Computer File )
11 editions published between 1790 and 2005 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The works of William Paley ... : comprising the additional volume of sermons first published in 1825, with a memoir of his life by William Paley( Book )
2 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A defence of the Considerations on the propriety of requiring a subscription to articles of faith : in reply to a late answer from the Clarendon Press by William Paley( Book )
7 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of William Paley, D.D. by George Wilson Meadley( Book )
2 editions published in 1809 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Paley, .. 1743-1805
Paley, Guillermo
Paley, Guillermo 1743-1805
Paley, M. 1743-1805
Paley, Wilhelm 1743-1805
Paley, Will.
Paley (William), (Archdeacon), 1743-1805
Payley, M. 1743-1805
Payley, William 1743-1805
Peirei, Uiriamu
William Paley Brits filosoof
William Paley englischer Theologe und Philosoph
William Paley filosofo e teologo inglese
Вільям Пейлі
Пейли, Уильям
ויליאם פיילי
ويليام بيلي
ویلیام پیلی الهی‌دان و فیلسوف بریتانیایی
윌리엄 페일리
ペイレイ, ウイリアム
沛勒, 維廉
Languages
English (2,003)
German (20)
French (16)
Spanish (13)
Latin (9)
Dutch (2)
Irish (1)
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