My lecture on Joseph Wright’s The Alchymist in search of the Philosopher’s Stone discovers Phosphorus, at Derby Museum and Art Gallery on 23rd November, generated sufficient interest for me to decide to write it up as yet another mini-monograph. I will get on with this while the iron is still hot so to speak.
However, this means that in addition to a Kindle book on Time and Time Travel in Physics, Fiction and Philosophy (which is three parts written), I now have four new Enlightenment Mini-Monographs on the go at once. The others are on Herbert Spencer, Thomas Hobbes, and Margaret Cavendish. The Herbert Spencer volume which I had hoped to get out before Christmas will clearly now not be finished until 2017.