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Robert Boyle: A Free Enquiry Into the Vulgarity Received Notion of Nature (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

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Published in 1686, this work attacked prevailing notions of the natural world that depicted "Nature" as a wise, benevolent and purposeful being. It represents one of the subtlest statements concerning the issues raised by the mechanical philosophy that emerged from the Scientific Revolution. This volume presents the first modern edition of the complete text, together with a historical introduction, a chronology of Boyle's life and notes on further reading.

Synopsis:

An important treatise by one of the leading mechanical philosophers of the seventeenth century.

Synopsis:

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 represents one of the subtlest statements concerning the philosophical issues raised by the mechanical philosophy to emerge from the period of the scientific revolution. This volume presents the first modern edition of the complete text.

Synopsis:

An important treatise by one of the leading mechanical philosophers of the seventeenth century.

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521567961
Editor:
Davis, Edward B.
Editor:
Hunter, Michael
Editor:
Hunter, Michael
Author:
Boyle, Robert, S.J.
Author:
Ameriks, Karl
Author:
Boyle, Robert
Author:
Clarke, Desmond M.
Author:
Hunter, Michael
Author:
Davis, Edward B.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
History - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
Nature -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Science -- History -- 17th century -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Religion and science -- History -- 17th century -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
Series Volume:
O
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
8.93x5.95x.49 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 represents one of the subtlest statements concerning the philosophical issues raised by the mechanical philosophy to emerge from the period of the scientific revolution. This volume presents the first modern edition of the complete text.
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