Taylor, Isaac (2), Lld
Taylor, Isaac (2), LL.D.
a Christian philosopher, was born at Lavenham, Suffolk, Aug. 17,1787. He was designed by his father for an artist, began to study for a Dissenting minister, but became a member of the Established Church and settled down at Stanford Rivers as a literary recluse. In 1862 he received a civil service pension of one hundred pounds for his services to literature in the departments of history and philosophy. He died at his home, Stanford Rivers, June 28, 1865. He published, among other works, Elements of Thought (Lond. 1823, 8rvo; N. Y. 1851, 12mo; 11th ed. 1867, 8vo): — The Process of Historical Proof Exemplified and Explained (ibid. 1828, 8vo; 1859, 8vo): — Balance of Criminality, or Mental Error Compared with Immoral Conduct (ibid. 1828,12mo): — Natural History of Enthusiasm (ibid. 1829, 8vo; Boston, 1830; 12mo; 10th ed. Lond. 1845,8vo): — New Model of Christian Missions (ibid. 1829. 8vo; new ed. 1866, 8vo): — Fanaticism (ibid. 1833, 8vo, N. Y. 1834, 12mo; 1866, fp. 8vo): — Spiritual Despotism (ibid. 1835, 8vo; 2d ed. 1835, 8vo; N. Y. 1835,12mo):Physical Theory of Another Life (Lond. 1836,12mo; N.Y. 1836, 1852, 1853, 1866, 12mo): — Home Education (ibid. 1838, fp. 8vo; 7th ed. 1867, 8vo; 2d Am. ed. N.Y. 1838, 16mo): — Ancient Christianity, and the Doctrines of the Oxford Tracts for the Times (ibid. 1839-40, in eight 8vo parts; 4th ed. with supp. and indexes, 1844,2 vols. 8vo): Man Responsible for his Dispositions, etc., a lecture (ibid. 1840,8vo): — Loyola and Jesuitism in its Rudiments (Lond. 1849, 1850, 1863, 8vo; N. Y. 1849, 1851, 12mo) : — Wesley and Methodism (Lond. 1851, 1863, 1865, 8voi N. Y. 1852, 12mo): — The Restoration of Belief (Lond. 1855, 8vo; Phila. 1855,12mo; Camb. 1864, 8vo): — Loicin Theology, and other essays (Lond. 1859, fp. 8vo; with a sketch of author's life and catalogue of his writings, N. Y. 1860,12mo): — The Liturgy and the Dissenters (Lond. 1860, 8vo): — The Spirit of the Hebrew Poetry (ibid. 1861; N. Y. 1861, 8vo; 1862, 8vo): — Considerations on the Pentateuch, etc. (ibid. 1863, 8vo). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Chambers's Encyclop. s.v.