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Generations of Reason: A Family's Search for Meaning in Post-Newtonian England

Joan L. Richards


Generations of Reason recounts the story of three Cambridge-educated Englishmen and the women with whom they chose to share their commitment to reason in all parts of their lives. In the first generation, Theophilus and Hannah Lindsey founded the Unitarian Church in 1774. In the second, William Frend, with the support of his wife Sarah, lived a complicated life as a radical political thinker and writer through the Napoleonic era. In the third, Augustus De Morgan pursued mathematics and logic while his wife Sophia explored the world of spiritualism in early Victorian England. These couples w ... More

Keywords: Reason, Theology, Astronomy, Mathematics, Logic, Theophilus Lindsey, Hannah [Blackburne] Lindsey, William Frend, Sarah [Blackburne] Frend, Augustus De Morgan, Sophia [Frend] De Morgan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300255492
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300255492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan L. Richards, author
Brown University