The Derby philosophers

Science and culture in British urban society, 1700-1850
Author(s): 
Elliott, Paul
ISBN: 
9780719079221
Date published: 
June 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

The book explores how the Derby philosophers strove to promote social, political and urban improvements with national and international consequences. Much more than a parochial history of one intellectual group or town, this book examines science, politics and culture during one of the most turbulent periods of British history.