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Michael Faraday's Mental ExercisesAn Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London$
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Alice Jenkins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311406

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313554

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(p.174) Part Two: Contexts
Michael Faraday's Mental Exercises
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This chapter reproduces Faraday's surviving writings of the 1810s on the subject of self-improvement, chiefly his lectures to the City Philosophical Society. These are: Faraday, from the Correspondence (1812–16); Faraday, from Observations on the Means of Obtaining Knowledge (1817); Faraday, from ‘Observations on the Inertia of the Mind’ (1818); Faraday's indexes to eighteenth-century periodicals; and Faraday, from ‘Observations on Mental Education’ (1854).

Keywords:   Michael Faraday, writings, self-improvement, City Philosophical Society

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