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Boyle : between God and science

Author: Michael Hunter
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Boyle ranks with Newton and Einstein as one of the world's most important scientists. Aristocrat and natural philosopher, he was a remarkably wide-ranging and penetrating thinker - pioneering the modern experimental method, championing a novel mechanical view of nature, and reflecting deeply on philosophical and theological issues related to science. But, as Michael Hunter shows, Boyle was also a complex and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Named Person: Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hunter
ISBN: 9780300123814 0300123817
OCLC Number: 317471697
Awards: Winner of Samuel Pepys Award 2011.
Description: xii, 366 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Boyle's birth, background and family, 1627-1635 --
Eton, Stalbridge and Boyle's patrimony, 1635-1639 --
The Grand Tour, 1639-1644 --
The Moralist, 1645-1649 --
The turning point, 1649-1652 --
Ireland and Oxford, 1652-1658 --
The evolution of Boyle's programme, c.1655-1658 --
The public arena, 1659-1663 --
The royal society, 1664-1668 --
The early London years, 1668-1676 --
The arcane and the luminous, 1676-c.1680 --
Evangelism, apologetics and casuitry, c.1680-1683 --
Medicine and projecting, 1683-1687 --
Preparing for death, 1688-1691 --
Boyle's legacy.
Other Titles: Between God and science
Responsibility: Michael Hunter.

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Robert Boyle ranks with Newton and Einstein as one of the world's most important scientists. Navigating Boyle's voluminous published works as well as his personal letters and papers, this title  Read more...

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