This category needs an editor. We encourage you to help if you are qualified.
Volunteer, or read more about what this involves.
Related categories
Siblings:
163 found
Search inside:
(import / add options)   Sort by:
1 — 50 / 163
  1. Joseph Agassi (1977). Who Discovered Boyle's Law? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 8 (3):189-250.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Peter Alexander (2005). How Could a Respectable Seventeenth-Century Empiricist Be Influenced by Robert Boyle? Locke Studies 5:103-118.
  3. Peter Alexander (1985). Ideas, Qualities, and Corpuscles: Locke and Boyle on the External World. Cambridge University Press.
    This study presents a substantial and often radical reinterpretation of some of the central themes of Locke's thought. Professor Alexander concentrates on the Essay Concerning Human Understanding and aims to restore that to its proper historical context. In Part I he gives a clear exposition of some of the scientific theories of Robert Boyle, which, he argues, heavily influenced Locke in employing similar concepts and terminology. Against this background, he goes on in Part II to provide an account of Locke's (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Peter Alexander (1974). Curley on Locke and Boyle. Philosophical Review 83 (2):229-237.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Peter Anstey (2001). L'Oeuvre de Boyle Est Arrivé! Metascience 10 (3):392-400.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Peter Anstey (1999). Boyle on Occasionalism: An Unexamined Source. Journal of the History of Ideas 60 (1):57-81.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Peter R. Anstey (forthcoming). Experimental Pedagogy and the Eclipse of Robert Boyle in England. Intellectual History Review:1-17.
  8. Peter R. Anstey (2014). Philosophy of Experiment in Early Modern England: The Case of Bacon, Boyle and Hooke. Early Science and Medicine 19 (2):103-132.
  9. Peter R. Anstey (2002). Robert Boyle and the Heuristic Value of Mechanism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (1):157-170.
    This paper argues that, contrary to the claims of Alan Chalmers, Boyle understood his experimental work to be intimately related to his mechanical philosophy. Its central claim is that the mechanical philosophy has a heuristic structure that motivates and gives direction to Boyle's experimental programme. Boyle was able to delimit the scope of possible explanations of any phenomenon by positing both that all qualities are ultimately reducible to a select group of mechanical qualities and that all explanations of natural phenomena (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Peter R. Anstey (2002). Boyle on Seminal Principles. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 33 (4):597-630.
    This paper presents a comprehensive study of Robert Boyle’s writings on seminal principles or seeds. It examines the role of seeds in Boyle’s account of creation, the generation of plants and animals, spontaneous generation, the generation of minerals and disease. By an examination of all of Boyle’s major extant discussions of seeds it is argued that there were discernible changes in Boyle’s views over time. As the years progressed Boyle became more sceptical about the role of seminal principles in the (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. Peter R. Anstey (2002). Robert Boyle and Locke's "Morbus" Entry: A Reply To J.C. Walmsley. Early Science and Medicine 7 (4):358-377.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Peter R. Anstey (2000). The Philosophy of Robert Boyle. Routledge.
    This book examines the first integrated treatment of the philosophy of Robert Boyle and the central concepts of that philosophy, including the theory of matter, causation and the laws of nature.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. Peter R. Anstey & Alberto Vanzo (forthcoming). Early Modern Experimental Philosophy. In Justin Sytsma & Wesley Buckwalter (eds.), A Companion to Experimental Philosophy. Blackwell.
    In the mid-seventeenth century a movement of self-styled experimental philosophers emerged in Britain. Originating in the discipline of natural philosophy amongst Fellows of the fledgling Royal Society of London, it soon spread to medicine and by the eighteenth century had impacted moral and political philosophy and even aesthetics. Early modern experimental philosophers gave epistemic priority to observation and experiment over theorising and speculation. They decried the use of hypotheses and system-building without recourse to experiment and, in some quarters, developed a (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. Peter Anstey & Michael Hunter (2008). Robert Boyle's 'Designe About Natural History'. Early Science and Medicine 13 (2):83-126.
    This paper provides an analysis of Robert Boyle's most detailed discussion of the Baconian method of natural history. In a long letter to Henry Oldenburg dated 13 June 1666 and in ancillary manuscript material, Boyle spells out the method or 'Designe' by which he believes experimental programs in natural philosophy should be written up. The 'Designe' is enormously important in giving a clear statement of the precise contours of Boyle's Baconian methodology and providing a key to understanding the rationale, composition (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. Marina Paola Banchetti-Robino (2013). The Relevance of Boyle's Chemical Philosophy for Contemporary Philosophy of Chemistry. In Jean-Pierre Llored (ed.), The Philosophy of Chemistry: Practices, Methodologies, and Concepts.
  16. Marina Paola Banchetti-Robino (2012). The Ontological Function of First-Order and Second-Order Corpuscles in the Chemical Philosophy of Robert Boyle: The Redintegration of Potassium Nitrate. Foundations of Chemistry 14 (3):221-234.
    Although Boyle has been regarded as a champion of the seventeenth century Cartesian mechanical philosophy, I defend the position that Boyle’s views conciliate between a strictly mechanistic conception of fundamental matter and a non-reductionist conception of chemical qualities. In particular, I argue that this conciliation is evident in Boyle’s ontological distinction between fundamental corpuscles endowed with mechanistic properties and higher-level corpuscular concretions endowed with chemical properties. Some of these points have already been acknowledged by contemporary scholars, and I actively engage (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  17. Michael Ben-Chaim (2000). The Value of Facts in Boyle's Experimental Philosophy. History of Science 38 (1):57-77.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  18. Victor D. Boantza (2009). The Boyle Papers: Understanding the Manuscripts of Robert Boyle. Annals of Science 66 (4):570-572.
  19. Marie Boas Hall (1971). Robert Boyle. History of Science 9:139.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  20. Robert Boyle (2008). The Excellencies of Robert Boyle. Broadview Press.
    Robert Boyle, one of the most important intellectuals of the seventeenth century, was a gifted experimenter, an exceptionally able philosopher, and a dedicated Christian. In Boyle's two Excellencies, The Excellency of Theology Compared with Natural Philosophy and About The Excellency and Grounds of the Mechanical Hypothesis, he explains and justifies his new philosophy of science while reconciling it with Christian theology. These pioneering works of early science and theology are now available in a modernized and accessible new edition. This Broadview (...)
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  21. Robert Boyle (1999). A Free Enquiry Into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature. Dialogue 38 (4):894-895.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  22. Stuart Brown (2007). Leibniz and Robert Boyle. In P. Phemister & S. Brown (eds.), Leibniz and the English-Speaking World. Springer. 83--93.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  23. Edwin A. Burtt (1954/2003). The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science. Dover Publications.
    To the medieval thinker, man was the center of creation and all of nature existed purely for his benefit. The shift from the philosophy of the Middle Ages to the modern view of humanity's less central place in the universe ranks as the greatest revolution in the history of Western thought, and this classic in the philosophy of science describes and analyzes how the profound change occurred. A fascinating analysis of the works of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Hobbes, Gilbert, Boyle, (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  24. Filip Buyse (2013). Spinoza, Boyle, Galileo : Was Spinoza a Strict Mechanical Philosopher? Intellectual History Review 23 (1):45-64.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  25. Filip A. A. Buyse (2010). Spinoza and Robert Boyle's Definition of Mechanical Philosophy. Historia Philosophica 8:73-89.
    Remove from this list |
    Translate to English
    | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  26. Jorge Luís Cárdenas & Correo Electrónico (2005). La investigación científica y el problema de su justificación en la discusión Boyle/Spinoza. Ideas y Valores. Revista Colombiana de Filosofía 54 (128):1-28.
    Remove from this list |
    Translate to English
    | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  27. Laurence Carlin (2012). Boyle's Teleological Mechanism and the Myth of Immanent Teleology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (1):54-63.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  28. Laurence Carlin (2011). The Importance of Teleology to Boyle's Natural Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (4):665 - 682.
    Boyle prefaced his Disquisition about the Final Causes of Natural Things with the claim that there are three dangerous consequences for failing to engage in the pursuit of final causes. Boyle was sincere in this claim, for there is a systematic line of reasoning in his texts that incorporates all three consequences and establishes conceptual connections between his science, his theology, and his value theory. I argue in this paper that Boyle's teleological outlook led him to believe that the natural (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  29. Sarah Carvallo (2002). Chimie Et Scepticisme: Héritage Et Ruptures d'Une Science. Analyse du Chimiste Sceptique, 1661, Robert Boyle/Chemistry and Skepticism: Heritage and Breaks in a Science. An Examination of Boyle's 1661 Sceptical Chemist. [REVIEW] Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 55 (4):451-492.
  30. Sarah Carvallo (2002). Chimie et scepticisme: Héritage et ruptures d'une science. Analyse du Chimiste sceptique, 1661, Robert Boyle. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 55 (4):451-492.
    Remove from this list |
    Translate to English
    |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  31. Kleber Cecon (2011). Chemical Translation: The Case of Robert Boyle's Experiments on Sensible Qualities. Annals of Science 68 (2):179-198.
    Summary The purpose of this work is to translate some of Robert Boyle's chemical experiments into the terms of modern chemistry. Most of the reactions involve sensible qualities, since there are on it considerable helpful tracking descriptions like heating, hissing, colour changing, etc. For a long time in the history of science, this procedure was seen as an exercise in anachronism which should be avoided at all costs. Recently many scholars have demonstrated that chemical translation can assist with historical work (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  32. A. Chalmers (2002). Experiment Versus Mechanical Philosophy in the Work of Robert Boyle: A Reply to Anstey and Pyle. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (1):187-193.
    We can distinguish 'mechanical' in the strict sense of the mechanical philosophers from 'mechanical' in the common sense. My claim is that Boyle's experimental science owed nothing to, and offered no support for, the mechanical philosophy in the strict sense. The attempts by my critics to undermine my case involve their interpreting 'mechanical' in something like the common sense. I certainly accept that Boyle's experimental science was productively informed by mechanical analogies, where 'mechanical' is interpreted in a common sense. But (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  33. Alan Chalmers (2012). Intermediate Causes and Explanations: The Key to Understanding the Scientific Revolution. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (4):551-562.
    It is instructive to view the scientific revolution from the point of view of Robert Boyle’s distinction between intermediate and ultimate causes. From this point of view, the scientific revolution involved the identification of intermediate causes and their investigation by way of experiment as opposed to the specification of ultimate causes of the kind involved in the corpuscular matter theories of the mechanical philosophers. The merits of this point of view are explored in this paper by focussing on the hydrostatics (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  34. Alan Chalmers (1999). Boyle's Analysis of Laws. In Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Kluwer. 14.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  35. Alan Chalmers (1993). The Lack of Excellency of Boyle's Mechanical Philosophy. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (4):541-564.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  36. Alan F. Chalmers (2010). Boyle and the Origins of Modern Chemistry: Newman Tried in the Fire. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 41 (1):1-10.
    William Newman construes the Scientific Revolution as a change in matter theory, from a hylomorphic, Aristotelian to a corpuscular, mechanical one. He sees Robert Boyle as making a major contribution to that change by way of his corpuscular chemistry. In this article it is argued that it is seriously misleading to identify what was scientific about the Scientific Revolution in terms of a change in theories of the ultimate structure of matter. Boyle showed, especially in his pneumatics, how empirically accessible, (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  37. John Clay (1999). Robert Boyle: A Jungian Perspective. British Journal for the History of Science 32 (3):285-298.
    Privilege brings obligations – noblesse oblige. Boyle came from a deeply privileged background. If we are to locate him through twentieth-century eyes in order to rediscover his psychic space, then this background needs to be borne in mind. It was a constant shaping force for him. Twentieth-century eyes mean a new perspective. As Eliot wrote of Pascal, Boyle's contemporary, ‘every generation sees preceding ones differently. Pascal is one of those writers who will be, and who must be, studied afresh by (...)
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  38. Antonio Clericuzio (1990). A Redefinition of Boyle's Chemistry and Corpuscular Philosophy. Annals of Science 47 (6):561-589.
    Summary Robert Boyle did not subordinate chemistry to mechanical philosophy. He was in fact reluctant to explain chemical phenomena by having recourse to the mechanical properties of particles. For him chemistry provided a primary way of penetrating into nature. In his chemical works he employed corpuscles endowed with chemical properties as his explanans. Boyle's chemistry was corpuscular, rather than mechanical. As Boyle's views of seminal principles show, his corpuscular philosophy cannot be described as a purely mechanical theory of matter. Boyle's (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  39. Jonathan Cohen (2003). On the Structural Properties of the Colours. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (1):78-95.
    Primary quality theories of color claim that colors are intrinsic, objective, mind-independent properties of external objects — that colors, like size and shape, are examples of the sort of properties moderns such as Boyle and Locke called primary qualities of body.1 Primary quality theories have long been seen as one of the main philosophical options for understanding the nature of color.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (8 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  40. Anna Maria Crinò (1982). An Unpublished Letter on the Theme of Religion From Count Lorenzo Magalotti to the Honourable Robert Boyle in 1672. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 45:271-278.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  41. E. M. Curley (1972). Locke, Boyle, and the Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Qualities. Philosophical Review 81 (4):438-464.
  42. Edward Davis (1994). The Anonymous Works of Robert Boyle and the Reasons Why a Protestant Should Not Turn Papist. Journal of the History of Ideas 55:611-629.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  43. Michael Hunter Davis & B. Edward (1996). The Making of Robert Boyle' s fRee Enquiry Into the Vulgarly Receiv'd nOtion of Nature (1686). Early Science and Medicine 1 (2):204-268.
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  44. L. Downing (2003). Peter R. Anstey: The Philosophy of Robert Boyle. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (2):342-344.
    Remove from this list |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  45. Lisa Downing (2011). Sensible Qualities and Material Bodies in Descartes and Boyle. In Lawrence Nolan (ed.), Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate. Oxford University Press.
    Descartes and Boyle were the most influential proponents of strict mechanist accounts of the physical world, accounts which carried with them a distinction between primary and secondary (or sensible) qualities. For both, the distinction is a piece of natural philosophy. Nevertheless the distinction is quite differently articulated, and, especially, differently grounded in the two thinkers. For Descartes, reasoned reflection reveals to us that bodies must consist in mere extension and its modifications, and that sensible qualities as we conceive of them (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  46. Lisa Downing (2002). Robert Boyle. In Steven Nadler (ed.), A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy. Blackwell. 338-353.
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  47. François Duchesneau (1987). Ideas, Qualities, and Corpuscules: Locke and Boyle on the External World Peter Alexander Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 336 P. $44.50 (US). [REVIEW] Dialogue 26 (03):579-.
  48. Simon B. Duffy (2008). Review of Michael Hunter, The Boyle Papers: Understanding the Manuscripts of Robert Boyle (Ashgate, 2007). [REVIEW] Reviews in the Enlightenment 1.
    Remove from this list |
    Translate to English
    |
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  49. Travis Dumsday (2008). Robert Boyle on the Diversity of Religions. Religious Studies 44 (3):315-332.
    Robert Boyle's treatise, 'On the diversity of religions', remains a little-known work, and was unpublished during his lifetime. Nonetheless it is of considerable historical and philosophical interest. In it, Boyle attempts to answer the question of how one can hope to obtain religious truth amidst the many competing claims to revelation, a concern which had grown acute in the early modern period. In this paper I examine Boyle's arguments, considering along the way their relationship to the various contemporary debates on (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  50. Joanna K. Forstrom (2010). John Locke and Personal Identity: Immortality and Bodily Resurrection in 17th-Century Philosophy. Continuum.
    Introduction -- John Locke and the problem of personal identity : the principium individuationis, personal immortality, and bodily resurrection -- On separation and immortality : Descartes and the nature of the soul -- On materialism and immortality or Hobbes' rejection of the natural argument for the immortality of the soul -- Henry More and John Locke on the dangers of materialism : immateriality, immortality, immorality, and identity -- Robert Boyle : on seeds, cannibalism, and the resurrection of the body -- (...)
    Remove from this list | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
1 — 50 / 163