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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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.


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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