Poor Richard's Leyden Jar: Electricity and Economy in Franklinist France
- This essay examines continuities between Franklin’s electrical science and his moralist arguments in order to propose that Franklinist natural philosophy was teleological, calling upon hypothetical purposes in nature, and that this teleology can explain its extraordinary popularity in France.
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|February 10, 2023; 1998
|Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
|history of physics
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