An Entertainment for Angels

An Entertainment for Angels

Authors : Patricia Fara
Publisher : Icon Books
Published Date : 2009-09-03
Rating : 3
Catagory : History, Philosophy, Science
ISBN-13 : 9781840465549
Page : 192 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions An Entertainment for Angels

Electricity was the scientific fashion of the Enlightenment, ‘an Entertainment for Angels, rather than for Men’. By demonstrating their control of the natural world, Enlightenment philosophers hoped to gain authority over society. And their stunning electrical performances provided dramatic evidence of their special powers. Using contemporary illustrations, Patricia Fara vividly portrays how Franklin and his colleagues struggled to understand the strange and exciting effects their experiments were producing.