The Early Essays and Ethics of Robert Boyle

The Early Essays and Ethics of Robert Boyle

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The first major collection of Boylea€™s writings to be published since Thomas Bircha€™s eighteenth-century edition of his works presents material hitherto available only in the archives of the Royal Society. This edition of Boylea€™s Aretology (the study of moral virtue) and other moral essays from the late 1640s offers the intellectual and religious origins of Boylea€™s most vital themes. John T. Harwood also includes two essays on moral topics, qOf Sinq and qOf Pietyq; a sample of Boylea€™s private meditations, qJosepha€™s Mistressq; a short essay, qOf Time and Idlenessq; and two guides to private meditation, qThe Dayly Reflectionq and qOf Thoughts.q Harwood concludes the volume with a previously unpublished account of about seven hundred books in Boylea€™s library at the time of his death.I shall therefore for the Present make my Thoughts there owne Theame, and cast my Obser- uations vpon this Subject into the following Directions. Direction 1.) Think often. I haue seldom compared the Benefits. 1 This essay is found in MS 197anbsp;...

Title:The Early Essays and Ethics of Robert Boyle
Author:Robert Boyle
Publisher:SIU Press - 1991


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