John Horne Tooke, radical politician (1736-1812) and the father of rational philology, established his reptuation with the publication of his principal work, The Diversions of Purley. Originally planned as a three-volume work, this early attempt at a scientific language study was extremely popular and much admired by James Mill and the Utilitarians for its philological approach to language and grammar. In the opening pages Horne Tooke outlines his general theory of language and the mind. The main body of the work is ...

The Diversions of Purley 2015, Arkose Press

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The Diversions of Purley 2015, Palala Press

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The Diversions of Purley 2010, Nabu Press, Charleston SC

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Diversions of Purley 2002, Thoemmes Press

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