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The Derby philosophers : science and culture in British urban society, 1700-1850 / Paul A. Elliott.

By: Elliott, Paul A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, c2009Description: x, 294 p. : ill., facsims., maps, plans, ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780719079221 (hbk.); 0719079225 (hbk.).Subject(s): Science and civilization -- History | Philosophy, British -- 18th century | Philosophy, British -- 19th century | Enlightenment -- Great Britain -- History | Derby (England) -- Intellectual life | Great Britain -- CivilizationDDC classification:
Contents:
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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [276]-289) and index.

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