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Robert Boyle : a Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature

Author: Robert Boyle; Edward B Davis; Michael Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Boyle; Edward B Davis; Michael Hunter
ISBN: 9781139166836 1139166832 9780521561006 0521561000
OCLC Number: 896164264
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Aug 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (212 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Chronology; A note on the text; A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature; The Preface; Section I; Section II; Section III; Section IV; Section V; Section VI; Section VII; Section VIII; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Responsibility: Robert Boyle, Edited by Edward B. Davis, Michael Hunter.

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In this book, published in 1686, the scientist Robert Boyle attacked prevailing notions of the natural world which depicted 'Nature' as a wise, benevolent and purposeful being. His Free Enquiry  Read more...

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