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Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy Particularly Including Chemistry

By: Joseph Priestley
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry" by Joseph Priestley encapsulates the essence of Enlightenment-era scientific inquiry and education reform. Joseph Priestley, a pioneering figure in experimental philosophy, delivers insightful lectures that explore the principles of chemistry and scientific methodology. In this seminal work, Priestley employs a combination of lectures, experiments, and scientific inquiry to educate readers on the fundamental concepts of chemistry and natural philosophy. Through his meticulous analysis of chemical reactions and discoveries, Priestley fosters a deeper understanding of analytical chemistry and its practical applications. Priestley's emphasis on the scientific method and education reform reflects the spirit of Enlightenment thinking, advocating for a more systematic approach to scientific inquiry and education. By providing heads of lectures, Priestley offers readers a structured framework for learning and experimentation, empowering them to engage with the material in a meaningful way. Overall, "Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy" serves as a testament to Priestley's commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering intellectual curiosity. It stands as a cornerstone of scientific literature, embodying the principles of experimental philosophy and Enlightenment ideals.

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Joseph Priestley

English scientist, theologian, and political theorist Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) made numerous contributions to chemistry, physics, and philosophy. Priestley, who was raised in Birstall, West Yorkshire, attended local schools before going to Daventry Academy, where he became very interested in natural philosophy. Priestley made significant scientific advances. His greatest-known discovery, made in 1774, was oxygen, which he dubbed "dephlogisticated air." His investigations into gases and their characteristics, which are detailed in "Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air," greatly enhanced our knowledge of chemistry. Priestley also studied nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide, among other gases. In addition to his scientific interests, Priestley was a prolific writer on theological and political topics as well as a dissident clergyman. He received criticism for his Unitarian beliefs and his perceived radical religious ideas. Priestley was a liberal and democratic idealist whose political writings shaped the early American history.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 102pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362760169
  • ISBN-13: 9789362760166
  • Item Weight: 132.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.06mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Science / Chemistry / General