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Leviathan and the air-pump : Hobbes, Boyle, and the experimental life : including a translation of Thomas Hobbes, Dialogus physicus de natura aeris by Simon Schaffer

Author: Steven Shapin; Simon Schaffer; Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1985.
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Genre/Form: History
Student Collection
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle, 1627-1691; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Robert Boyle; Thomas Hobbes; Robert Boyle; Thomas Hobbes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Shapin; Simon Schaffer; Thomas Hobbes
ISBN: 0691083932 9780691083933 0691024324 9780691024325
OCLC Number: 12078908
Description: xiv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Dialogus physicus de natura aeris / Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679. Understanding experiment --
Seeing and believing: The experimental production of pneumatic facts --
Seeing double: Hobbes's politics of plenism before 1660 --
The trouble with experiment: Hobbes versus Boyle --
Boyle's adversaries: experiment defended --
Replication and its troubles: air-pumps in the 1660s --
Natural philosophy and the restoration: interests in dispute --
The polity of science: conclusions --
Appendix. Translation of Hobbes's Dialogus physicus.
Responsibility: Steven Shapin & Simon Schaffer.
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