Want to find out how we still draw a lesson of modernity from Joseph Priestley’s ideas?
Joseph Priestley, Champion of Enlightenment in Science and Education, Thursday 4th April 2013 6.30 – 8.30pm
Among many chemists and historians of science, Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) is only known as Lavoisier’s nemesis, an obstinate defender of the outmoded phlogiston theory. Contrary to this popular image, Priestley was a champion of a truly enlightened and liberal science and politics.
Professor Hasok Chang will show us a most interesting side of Priestley, a nonconformist minister and teacher who preached tolerance and pluralism in religion, politics and science. His was a true spirit of the Enlightenment, according to which science could flourish as part of a liberal culture, and 280 years after his birth we can still draw a lesson of modernity form his ideas.
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Thurs 4th April 6.30pm. Doors open 30 minutes before the event starts.
The Chemistry Centre
Royal Society of Chemistry
London W1J 0BA
The lecture is FREE and open to the general public and members.
On line booking is required.