Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 August 2009

336 Pages | 40 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719079221

Bookseller Code (06)


The Derby philosophers

Science and culture in British urban society, 1700-1850

Paul Elliott

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First ever book on the Derby philosophers focusing on Erasmus Darwin, William George and Herbert Spencer who coined the phrase 'Survival of the fittest' While focusing on one fascinating group of intellectuals, sheds light on science, politics and culture more generally Examines involvement of women in provincial scientific culture

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