Elliott, Paul A.

The Derby philosophers : science and culture in British urban society, 1700-1850 / Paul A. Elliott. - Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, c2009. - x, 294 p. : ill., facsims., maps, plans, ports. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [276]-289) and index.

Politics, religion, urban culture and natural philosophy, c.1700-1770 -- Natural philosophy and utility -- Joseph Wright, John Whitehurst and Derby philosophical culture, c.1760-1783 -- The Derby Philosophical Society -- Dissent, politics and natural philosophy : the campaigns of the 1780s and 1790s -- Enlightenment and improvement : the campaign for the enclosure of common lands during the 1790s -- The Derby Literary and Philosophical Society -- The Derbyshire General Infirmary -- Evolution : Erasmus Darwin, William George Spencer and Herbert Spencer -- Women and Derby scientific culture, c.1780-1850 -- Civic science and rational recreation : the Derby Mechanics' Institute (1825) and the Derby Arboretum (1840).

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Science and civilization--History.
Philosophy, British--18th century.
Philosophy, British--19th century.
Enlightenment--History.--Great Britain


Derby (England)--Intellectual life.
Great Britain--Civilization.

CB478 / .E45 2009