WILLIAM PETTY ON THE ORDER OF NATURE: An Unpublished Manuscript Treatise
Written between 1676 and 1678, this was entitled Of the Scale of Creatures. By redefining the scala naturae Petty sought within it to combine doctrinal orthodoxy, biological comparativism, and a view of the world more familiar from the writings of Thomas Hobbes. This volume provides a scholarly edition of the fullest version of the text.
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