The diffident naturalist [electronic resource] : Robert Boyle and the philosophy of experiment / Rose-Mary Sargent.
By: Sargent, Rose-Mary.Material type: TextSeries: Science and its conceptual foundations: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995Description: 1 online resource (xi, 355 p.).ISBN: 9780226735627 (electronic bk.); 0226735621 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691 | Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography | 1627-1691 | Biography | Boyle, Robert | Great Britain | Scientists | Science | Physics | SCIENCE -- Physics -- General | SCIENCE -- Mechanics -- General | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology | SCIENCE -- Energy | Natuurwetenschappen | Natuurfilosofie | Experimenten | Boyle, Robert, (1627-1691) -- Philosophie | Boyle, Robert | Experiment | Philosophie | Biographie | ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Diffident naturalist.DDC classification: 530/.092 LOC classification: Q143.B77 | S27 1995ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-335) and index.
pt. I. Learning from the Past. 1. The Philosophical Tradition. 2. The Legal Tradition. 3. The Experimental Tradition -- pt. II. Being a Christian Virtuoso. 4. Natural Theology. 5. Biblical Hermeneutics -- pt. III. Acting Experimentally. 6. Observing. 7. Experimenting. 8. Writing -- Conclusion: The Experimental Process.
In a provocative reassessment of one of the quintessential figures of early modern science, Rose-Mary Sargent explores Robert Boyle's philosophy of experiment, a central aspect of his life and work that became a model for mid- to late seventeenth-century natural philosophers and for many who followed them. Sargent examines the philosophical, legal, experimental, and religious traditions--among them English common law, alchemy, medicine, and Christianity--that played a part in shaping Boyle's experimental thought and practice. The roots of his philosophy in his early life and education, in his re.
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