The first major collection of Boyleas writings to be published since Thomas Birchas eighteenth-century edition of his works presents material hitherto available only in the archives of the Royal Society. This edition of Boyleas Aretology (the study of moral virtue) and other moral essays from the late 1640s offers the intellectual and religious origins of Boyleas most vital themes. John T. Harwood also includes two essays on moral topics, qOf Sinq and qOf Pietyq; a sample of Boyleas private meditations, qJosephas 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guides to private meditation, qThe Dayly Reflectionq and qOf Thoughts.q Harwood concludes the volume with a previously unpublished account of about seven hundred books in Boyleas library at the time of his death.I shall therefore for the Present make my Thoughts there owne Theame, and cast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|
|Publisher||:||SIU Press - 1991|