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  1. Joseph Agassi (1977). Who Discovered Boyle's Law? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 8 (3):189-250.
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  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 (...)
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  4. Peter Alexander (1974). Curley on Locke and Boyle. Philosophical Review 83 (2):229-237.
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  5. Peter Anstey (2001). L'Oeuvre de Boyle Est Arrivé! Metascience 10 (3):392-400.
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  6. Peter Anstey (1999). Boyle on Occasionalism: An Unexamined Source. Journal of the History of Ideas 60 (1):57-81.
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  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.
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  10. 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.
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  11. Peter R. Anstey (2002). Boyle on Seminal Principles. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 33 (4):597-630.
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  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.
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  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 (...)
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  14. Peter Anstey & Michael Hunter (2008). Robert Boyle's 'Designe About Natural History'. Early Science and Medicine 13 (2):83-126.
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  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. [REVIEW] 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 (...)
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  17. Michael Ben-Chaim (2000). The Value of Facts in Boyle's Experimental Philosophy. History of Science 38:57-77.
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  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.
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  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 (...)
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  21. Robert Boyle (1999). A Free Enquiry Into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature. Dialogue 38 (4):894-895.
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  22. Stuart Brown (2007). Leibniz and Robert Boyle. In P. Phemister & S. Brown (eds.), Leibniz and the English-Speaking World. Springer. 83--93.
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  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, (...)
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  24. Filip Buyse (2013). Spinoza, Boyle, Galileo : Was Spinoza a Strict Mechanical Philosopher? Intellectual History Review 23 (1):45-64.
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  25. 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.
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  26. 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.
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  27. 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 (...)
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  28. 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.
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  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. 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 (...)
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  31. 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 (...)
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  32. 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.
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  33. Alan Chalmers (1999). Boyle's Analysis of Laws. In Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Kluwer. 14.
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  34. 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.
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  35. 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.
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  36. 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 (...)
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  37. 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.
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  38. 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.
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  39. E. M. Curley (1972). Locke, Boyle, and the Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Qualities. Philosophical Review 81 (4):438-464.
  40. Edward B. Davis (forthcoming). The Anonymous Works of Robert Boyle and the Reasons Why a Protestant Should Not Turn Papist (1687). Journal of the History of Ideas.
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  41. 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.
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  42. L. Downing (2003). Peter R. Anstey: The Philosophy of Robert Boyle. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (2):342-344.
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  43. 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 (...)
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  44. 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-.
  45. 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.
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  46. 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 (...)
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  47. 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 -- (...)
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  48. Guido Giglioni (2008). Boyle on Atheism. Edited by John James MacIntosh. Heythrop Journal 49 (4):689–691.
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  49. Guido Giglioni (1995). Automata Compared Boyle, Leibniz and the Debate on the Notion of Life and M. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 3 (2):249 – 278.
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  50. Mark Goldie (2004). Distribution Lists for Copies of Locke's Books and Boyle's General History of the Air. Locke Studies 4:235-242.
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