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Boyle, Robert 1627-1691

Works: 2,160 works in 6,891 publications in 6 languages and 89,803 library holdings
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Some motives and incentives to the love of God : pathetically discours'd of in a letter to a friend by Robert Boyle( )

106 editions published between 1659 and 2003 in English and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sceptical chymist by Robert Boyle( Book )

89 editions published between 1661 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic of scientific reporting by English chemist Robert Boyle, first published in 1661, is the best known of his many works. In this volume, Boyle defines the term "element," asserting that all natural phenomena can be explained by the motion and organization of primary particles
Certain physiological essays : written at distant times, and on several occasions by Robert Boyle( )

85 editions published between 1661 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments and considerations touching colours : first occasionally written, among some other essays, to a friend ; and now suffer'd to come abroad as the beginning of an experimental history of colours by Robert Boyle( Book )

50 editions published between 1664 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Boyle on natural philosophy : an essay, with selections from his writings by Robert Boyle( Book )

18 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some considerations touching the vsefulnesse of experimental naturall philosophy : propos'd in familiar discourses to a friend, by way of invitation to the study of it by Robert Boyle( )

66 editions published between 1663 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts by Robert Boyle( )

39 editions published between 1671 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some letters containing an account of what seemed most remarkable in Switzerland, Italy, &c. by Gilbert Burnet( )

33 editions published between 1686 and 1982 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signatures: A-F¹², G⁶, H-K¹², L⁸ (H₅ incorrectly signed H₂)
A free enquiry into the vulgarly received notion of nature by Robert Boyle( Book )

27 editions published between 1685 and 2001 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The main objective of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy is to expand the range, variety, and quality of texts in the history of philosophy which are available in English. The series includes texts by familiar names (such as Descartes and Kant) and also by less well-known authors. Wherever possible, texts are published in complete and unabridged form, and translations are specially commissioned for the series. Each volume contains a critical introduction together with a guide to further reading and any necessary glossaries and textual apparatus. The volumes are designed for student use at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will be of interest not only to students of philosophy, but also to a wider audience of readers in the history of science, the history of theology, and the history of ideas." "In this book, published in 1686, the scientist Robert Boyle (1627-91) attacked prevailing notions of the natural world which depicted 'Nature' as a wise, benevolent and purposeful being. Boyle, one of the leading mechanical philosophers of his day, believed that the world was best understood as a vast, impersonal machine, fashioned by an infinite, personal God. In this cogent treatise, he drew on his scientific findings, his knowledge of contemporary medicine and his deep reflection on theological and philosophical issues, arguing that it was inappropriate both theologically and scientifically to speak of Nature as if it had a mind of its own: instead, the only true efficient causes of things were the properties and powers given to matter by God. As such, A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature represents one of the subtlest statements concerning the philosophical issues raised by the mechanical philosophy to emerge from the period of the scientific revolution. Book jacket."--Jacket
The works of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq., epitomiz'd by Robert Boyle( )

23 editions published between 1699 and 1981 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occasional reflections upon several subiects, whereto is premis'd a discourse about such kind of thoughts by Robert Boyle( )

27 editions published between 1665 and 1983 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays of the strange subtilty, great efficacy, determinate nature of effluviums : to which are annext New experiments to make fire and flame ponderable, together with A discovery of the perviousness of glass by Robert Boyle( )

24 editions published between 1673 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrostatical paradoxes : made out by new experiments, for the most physical and easie by Robert Boyle( )

47 editions published between 1666 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. (marc) 13161211. (stc) Wing B3985. (stc) Madan 2738. (stc) Fulton, J. Bibl. of Robert Boyle 72. (vid) 98187. (DLPS) A28989.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Hydrostatics -- Early works to 1800
Memoirs for the natural history of humane blood : especially the spirit of that liquor by Robert Boyle( Book )

39 editions published between 1683 and 2000 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origine of formes and qualities : (according to the corpuscular philosophy) illustrated by considerations and experiments : (Written formerly by way of notes upon an essay about nitre) by Robert Boyle( Book )

39 editions published between 1666 and 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected philosophical papers of Robert Boyle by Robert Boyle( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A free enquiry into the vulgarly received notion of nature
The sceptical chymistExperiments and considerations touching colours : first occasionally written, among some other essays, to a friend ; and now suffer'd to come abroad as the beginning of an experimental history of coloursA free enquiry into the vulgarly received notion of natureSelected philosophical papers of Robert BoyleThe diffident naturalist : Robert Boyle and the philosophy of experimentAlchemy tried in the fire : Starkey, Boyle, and the fate of Helmontian chymistryBoyle on fire : the mechanical revolution in scientific explanation
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T. H. R. B (The Honourable Robert Boyle), 1627-1691

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