Selected Philosophical Papers of Robert Boyle

Selected Philosophical Papers of Robert Boyle

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qThe availability of a paperback version of Boyle's philosophical writings selected by M. A. Stewart will be a real service to teachers, students, and scholars with seventeenth-century interests. The editor has shown excellent judgment in bringing together many of the most important works and printing them, for the most part, in unabridged form. The texts have been edited responsibly with emphasis on readability. . . . Of special interest in connection with Locke and with the reception of Descarte's Corpuscularianism, to students of the Scientific Revolution and of the history of mechanical philosophy, and to those interested in the relations among science, philosophy, and religion. In fact, given the imperfections in and unavailability of the eighteenth-century editions of Boyle's works, this collection will benefit a wide variety of seventeenth-century scholars.q -- Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvaniaphilosophically more substantial than the corresponding narrative essay ( Reflections upon a Theological Distinction, ... Boyle, for example, has a classification comparable to Lockea#39;s intuitive, demonstrative and sensitive knowledge (the lastanbsp;...

Title:Selected Philosophical Papers of Robert Boyle
Author:Robert Boyle, Michael Alexander Stewart
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 1991-01-01


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