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Leviathan and the air-pump.

Author: Steven Shapin; Simon Schaffer; Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the aftermath of the English Civil War, as people were groping for new forms of political order, Robert Boyle built an air-pump to do experiments. Focusing on the debates between Boyle and Thomas  Read more...

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Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Shapin; Simon Schaffer; Thomas Hobbes
ISBN: 0691024324 9780691024325 0691083932 9780691083933
OCLC Number: 610367376
Notes: Includes a translation of Thomas Hobbes, Dialogus physicus de natura aeris, by Simon Schaffer.
Description: 440 pages
Other Titles: Hobbes, Boyle, and the experimental life
Dialogus physicus de natura aeris

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