Sir William Petty's Memoir (1623-1687): An English Physician, Scientist, and Cartographer

Sir William Petty's Memoir (1623-1687): An English Physician, Scientist, and Cartographer

By: Thomas E. Jordan (author)Hardback

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Description

This is the most thorough documentation of salubrity based on the writings of Sir William Petty, also known as the quality of life. This book is a novelistic fictional set of memoirs based on letters by 17th century Sir William Petty who worked as a polymath in the sciences. The text describes his life by elaborating on his own words. The author wrote a faux memoir based on letters from William Petty that takes place six months before his death. A man of science and mathematics, this book is important precisely because it details his life experiences and family upbringing, his parenting style, along with how he accomplished everything. It takes a storytelling approach and reads like a novel. The main thesis of the book is that Petty developed the notion of salubrity, or quality of life, which he describes at length in these pages.

Contents

1. Childhood and Youth; 2. The Continent, London, and Oxford; 3. Decades of Struggle; 4. The Mature Years; 5. Inventions and Writings; 6. The Instauration of Learning; 7. The Will.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773440562
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9780773440562
  • ISBN10: 0773440569

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