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  1. William R. Newman & Joachim Schummer, HYLE Book Review. [REVIEW]
    Referring to the Whig Party, the former political opponents of the Tories in Great Britain, British historian Herbert Butterfield once coined the term ‘Whiggish’ historiography for any account that looks at the past from the perspective of the present, as if the goal of the past were the achievement of the present. Thus, a ‘Whiggish’ history of science carefully ignores everything of the past that does not suit the idea of a steady growth of science towards the current state. Strangely (...)
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  2. William R. Newman, Lawrence M. Principe, George Starkey, Williamr Newman & PrometheanAmbitions AlchemyandtheQuesttoPerfectNature (forthcoming). The 'New Historiography'and the Limits of Alchemy. Annals of Science.
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  3. William R. Newman (2010). How Not to Integrate the History and Philosophy of Science: A Reply to Chalmers. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 41 (2):203-213.
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  4. William R. Newman (2010). The Reduction to the Pristine State in Robert Boyle's Corpuscular Philosophy. In Michael Friedman, Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (eds.), Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science. Open Court.
     
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  5. William R. Newman (2009). Alchemical Atoms or Artisanal "Building Blocks"?: A Response to Klein. Perspectives on Science 17 (2):pp. 212-231.
    In a recent essay review of William R. Newman, Atoms and Alchemy (2006), Ursula Klein defends her position that philosophically informed corpuscularian theories of matter contributed little to the growing knowledge of "reversible reactions" and robust chemical species in the early modern period. Newman responds here by providing further evidence that an experimental, scholastic tradition of alchemy extending well into the Middle Ages had already argued extensively for the persistence of ingredients during processes of "mixture" (e.g. chemical reactions), and that (...)
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  6. William R. Newman (2009). Brian Vickers on Alchemy and the Occult: A Response. Perspectives on Science 17 (4):pp. 482-506.
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  7. William R. Newman (2008). The Chemical Revolution and its Chymical Antecedents. Early Science and Medicine 13 (2):171-191.
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  8. William R. Newman (2007). A Philosophical Path for Paracelsian Medicine: The Ideas, Intellectual Context, and Influence of Petrus Severinus (1540-1602). [REVIEW] Early Science and Medicine 12 (1):97-99.
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  9. William R. Newman, Pamela H. Smith & Bruce T. Moran (2006). Turning Up The Mould, In Search Of The Gold. Metascience 15 (3):471-489.
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  10. William R. Newman (2001). Corpuscular Alchemy and the Tradition of Aristotle's Meteorology, with Special Reference to Daniel Sennert. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 15 (2):145 – 153.
    (2001). Corpuscular alchemy and the tradition of Aristotle's Meteorology, with special reference to Daniel Sennert. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 145-153. doi: 10.1080/02698590120059013.
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  11. William R. Newman & Lawrence M. Principe (1998). Alchemy Vs. Chemistry: The Etymological Origins of a Historiographic Mistake1. Early Science and Medicine 3 (1):32-65.
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  12. Christoph Lüthy & William R. Newman (1997). 'Matter'and'Form': By Way of a Preface. Early Science and Medicine 2 (3):215-226.
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  13. William R. Newman & Christoph Lüthy (1997). 'Matter' and 'Form': By Way of a Preface. Early Science and Medicine 2 (3):215-226.
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  14. William R. Newman (1996). The Alchemical Sources of Robert Boyle's Corpuscular Philosophy. Annals of Science 53 (6):567-585.
    Summary Robert Boyle is remembered largely for his integration of experiment and the ?mechanical philosophy?. Although Boyle is occasionally elusive as to what he means precisely by the ?mechanical philosophy?, it is clear that a major portion of it concerned his corpuscular theory of matter. Historians of science have traditionally viewed Boyle's corpuscular philosophy as the grafting of a physical theory onto a previously incoherent body of alchemy and iatrochemistry. As this essay shows, however, Boyle owed a heavy debt to (...)
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  15. William R. Newman (1995). " Decknamen or Pseudochemical Language"? Eirenaeus Philalethes and Carl Jung. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 49 (2-3):159-188.
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  16. William R. Newman (1993). The Corpuscular Theory of J. B. Van Helmont and its Medieval Sources. Vivarium 31 (1):161-191.
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