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Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904

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History of English thought in the eighteenth century by Leslie Stephen( Book )
84 editions published between 1875 and 2017 in English and held by 2,045 libraries worldwide
Vol. 1 deals with the philosophy, and more particularly the theology, of the Age of Reason, and centers on the responses made by English thinkers to the challenge set by the new sciences to the Christian cosmology. While natural religion is the author's main concern here, he neglects no important intellectual strain in English religious life, all of which are treated fully and respectfully. Vol. 2 deals with moral philosophy, political theories, economic thought, and in a final section under the modest title "Characteristics", with general literature, Methodism and nascent Romanticism
English literature and society in the eighteenth century . Ford lectures, 1903 by Leslie Stephen( Book )
163 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,745 libraries worldwide
Swift by Leslie Stephen( Book )
98 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,618 libraries worldwide
Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) came from a distinguished family of politicians, jurists and writers, and was the father of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. His literary career began with writing about his great passion, the Alps, and he became a noted author and critic, and the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. He was a friend of John Morley (1838-1923), the general editor of English Men of Letters, who commissioned him to write three biographies for the first series, on Swift, Pope and Johnson. Stephen is very interested in the family connections and history of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), the great satirist and moralist, and he blends direct sources with general conclusions in an informal style which makes the work (first published in 1882) of continuing interest today. Stephen's Sketches from Cambridge, published anonymously in 1865, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Samuel Johnson by Donald J Greene( Book )
146 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,513 libraries worldwide
The English poet, literary critic, biographer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson (1709-84) is perhaps most famous for his Dictionary of the English Language and the influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, and is often considered the most distinguished man of letters in English history. First published in 1878 in the first series of 'English Men of Letters', this biography by the eminent critic Sir Leslie Stephen traces Johnson's life from his childhood to his career as a writer and literary critic, and concludes with an overview of his works. Stephen describes Johnson's style as one of 'masculine directness', reflecting a life blighted by experiences of poverty and disease, and a desire to escape from pain. Painting a striking portrait of one of the most vigorous intellects of the eighteenth century, this work remains of interest to literary scholars today
Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen( Book )
118 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,488 libraries worldwide
Blending history with literary criticism and general reflections with hard facts, this biography from 1880, which places the man in the context of his greatest works, remains a useful starting-point for the study of Pope, not least because it gives an overview of earlier biographies. Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) came from a distinguished family of politicians, jurists and writers, and was the father of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. His literary career began with writing about his great passion, the Alps, and he became a noted author and critic, and the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. He was a friend of John Morley (1838-1923), the general editor of English Men of Letters, who commissioned him to write three biographies for the first series, on Swift, Pope and Johnson. Stephen's Sketches from Cambridge, published anonymously in 1865, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Hobbes by Leslie Stephen( Book )
51 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
At the age of eighty-four, Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) wrote an autobiography in Latin elegaics. Unsurprisingly, it was not as widely read as his two great philosophical works, Leviathan and Behemoth, in which he laid out a set of sociopolitical theories that enraged many of the philosophers and moralists of Europe. In this comprehensive biography, first published in 1904, Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) charts the character and changes of Hobbes' thinking, from the scholasticism of his early Oxford education, to his later devotion to geometry and deductive science. With an emphasis on personal influences, Stephen sets Hobbes and his work in the historical context of Hobbes' often difficult patrons, the Civil War, and the Restoration, providing an insight into the life of the eminent philosopher and into the tenets of early twentieth-century biographical writing. An interesting text for students of both philosophy and English literature
George Eliot by Leslie Stephen( Book )
85 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
This volume was originally published as part of the English Men of Letters series in 1902. This series aimed to bring a critical framework for reading and analysing novels to the large literate audience which had emerged as the result of mass education campaigns in the nineteenth century. Written by eminent scholars and combining biographical details with literary criticism, the English Men of Letters series was extremely successful and occupied a distinctive position in British literary education in the early twentieth century. Written by Victorian scholar and critic Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) this volume examines the life and literary achievements of George Eliot (1819-1880), the first woman novelist to be included in the series. Arranged around Eliot's published novels, the biographical discussion of her life detailing her domestic life and literary criticism of her works reveals late Victorian ideals concerning fiction and a respectable life
The English utilitarians by Leslie Stephen( Book )
68 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
This book is part of a three-volume set on the English philosophical school of utilitarianism. This volume is concerned with John Stuart Mill, and contains sections on his life, philosophy and economic theories
An agnostic's apology, and other essays by Leslie Stephen( Book )
77 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
The term 'agnostic' was probably coined by T. H. Huxley during a speech to the Metaphysical Society in 1869. From the Greek 'agnostos', 'unknown', it was derived from St Paul's mention of an Athenian altar inscribed 'to the unknown god'. With these overtones of ancient philosophy, agnosticism became the tag of an emergent school of thought which posited that the existence of anything beyond the material and measurable should be considered unknowable. In this collection of seven essays, first published as one volume in 1893, Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) makes a study of the 'unknown'. Across the essays, he presents arguments for the intrinsic agnosticism of many of the basic tenets of deism, explores the way in which humans construct dreams and realities, and examines the relationship between physics and philosophy. This readable and entertaining book will be of interest to students of both theology and philosophy
Essays on freethinking and plainspeaking by Leslie Stephen( Book )
59 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
The life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, bart., K.C.S.I., a judge of the High court of justice by Leslie Stephen( Book )
49 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
The English utilitarians by Leslie Stephen( Book )
9 editions published between 1900 and 1950 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Selected writings in British intellectual history by Leslie Stephen( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Men, books, and mountains by Leslie Stephen( Book )
16 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 468 libraries worldwide
The playground of Europe by Leslie Stephen( Book )
70 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
Author and mountaineer Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) developed a passion for the Alps following his first trip to the Bavarian Tyrol in 1855. He went on to achieve several first ascents of Alpine peaks, earning him a reputation as one of the foremost alpinists in Britain. An intrepid climber and gifted writer, Stephen embodied a new trend of mountaineering, of a more athletic nature, and his vivid and lyrical descriptions of his experiences in these mountains have an almost poetic quality to them, testifying to the heights of his enthusiasm. First published in 1871 to commemorate his first ascents, this collection of articles quickly became a classic of mountaineering literature. The present work is a reissue of the 1894 edition, which was substantially revised by the author. It remains a charming and informative group of essays which will appeal to readers interested in the history of alpinism
Some early impressions by Leslie Stephen( Book )
13 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Studies of a biographer by Leslie Stephen( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Lectures and essays by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )
23 editions published between 1879 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 libraries worldwide
A fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and of the Royal Society, William Clifford (1845-79) made his reputation in applied mathematics, but his interests ranged far more widely, encompassing ethics, evolution, metaphysics and philosophy of mind. This posthumously collected two-volume work, first published in 1879, bears witness to the dexterity and eclecticism of this Victorian thinker, whose commitment to the most abstract principles of mathematics and the most concrete details of human experience resulted in vivid and often unexpected arguments. Volume 2 shows Clifford's thorough engagement with scientific thought as a method for illuminating ethical and moral questions. Essays such as 'Body and Mind', 'On the Scientific Basis of Morals' and 'The Ethics of Belief' all variously demonstrate Clifford's core tenet: that beliefs - whether they guide human action or scientific enquiry - 'can never suffer from investigation'
Selected letters of Leslie Stephen by Leslie Stephen( Book )
20 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Sir Leslie Stephen's Mausoleum book by Leslie Stephen( Book )
13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 libraries worldwide
 
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A, Don 1832-1904
Don, A.
Don, A 1832-1904
Leslie Stephen anglický spisovatel
Leslie Stephen Brits journalist
Leslie Stephen critico letterario, filosofo e alpinista britannico
Leslie Stephen critique et éditeur, père de Virginia Woolf
Leslie Stephen englischer Kleriker, Schriftsteller und Bergsteiger
Stephen, Leslie
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Stephen, Sir Leslie, 1832-1904
Леслі Стівен англійський історик, письменник, літературний критик, альпініст, редактор Словника Націонаьної біографії
Стивен, Лесли английский историк, писатель, литературный критик и альпинист
ستيفن ليسلي، 1832-1904
لسلی استیون ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی
ليسلي ستيفن
スティーヴン, L
スティーヴン, レズリー
レズリー・スティーヴン
莱斯利·斯蒂芬
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