Robert Boyle

[Revised entry by J. J. MacIntosh and Peter Anstey on August 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Boyle was one of the leading intellectual figures of the seventeenth century. He was a
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[Revised entry by J. J. MacIntosh and Peter Anstey on August 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Boyle was one of the leading intellectual figures of the seventeenth century. He was a dedicated experimenter, unwilling to construct abstract theories to which his results had to conform. "Our Boyle," Oldenburg wrote to Spinoza, "is one of those who are distrustful...

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