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Boyle, Robert 1627-1691

Works: 2,916 works in 9,548 publications in 7 languages and 104,983 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Sermons  Church history  Academic theses  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Correspondent, Recipient, Honoree, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Attributed name
Classifications: PR1121, 540.1
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Some motives and incentives to the love of God by Robert Boyle( )

173 editions published between 1659 and 2003 in English and held by 3,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sceptical chymist by Robert Boyle( Book )

104 editions published between 1661 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic of scientific reporting by English chemist Robert Boyle, first published in 1661, is the best known of his many works. In this volume, Boyle defines the term "element," asserting that all natural phenomena can be explained by the motion and organization of primary particles
Certain physiological essays : written at distant times, and on several occasions by Robert Boyle( )

96 editions published between 1661 and 1984 in English and Latin and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Part 1): Commentatio pro oemialis. Londini, H. Herringman, 1661 -- Tentamina qædam de infido experimentorum successu. Londini, H. Herringman, 1661 -- Tentamen alterum de experimentis quæ non succedunt. (Part 2) Specimen unum atque alterum, e quibus constet, quantoperè experimenta chymica. Londini, H. Herringman, 1661: Tentamen physico-chymicum continens -- Historia fluiditatis et firmitatis
Some considerations touching the vsefulnesse of experimental naturall philosophy : propos'd in familiar discourses to a friend, by way of invitation to the study of it by Robert Boyle( )

99 editions published between 1663 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Largely iatro-chemical and on the philosophy of science, pointing out that medical science can only advance through a knowledge of chemistry
Some letters containing an account of what seemed most remarkable in Switzerland, Italy, &c. by Gilbert Burnet( )

48 editions published between 1686 and 1982 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signatures: A-F¹², G⁶, H-K¹², L⁸ (H₅ incorrectly signed H₂)
Experiments, notes, &c. about the mechanical origine or production of divers particular qualities : among which is inferred a discourse of the imperfection of the chymist's doctrine of qualities : together with some reflections upon the hypothesis of alcali and acidum by Robert Boyle( )

56 editions published between 1675 and 2005 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the mechanical origine of heat and cold -- Experiments and observations about the mechanical production of tasts -- Experiments and observations about the mechanical production of odours -- Of the imperfection of the chymist's doctrine of qualities -- Reflections upon the hypothesis of alcali and acidum -- Experiments and notes about the mechanical origine and production of volatility -- Experimental notes of the mechanical origine or production of fixtness -- Experiments and notes about the mechanical origine or production of corrosiveness and corrosibility -- Of the mechanical causes of chymical precipitation -- Experiments and notes about the mechanical production of magnetism -- Experiments and notes about the mechanical origine or production of electricity
Robert Boyle on natural philosophy : an essay, with selections from his writings by Robert Boyle( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq., epitomiz'd by Robert Boyle( )

42 editions published between 1699 and 1981 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts by Robert Boyle( )

49 editions published between 1671 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free enquiry into the vulgarly received notion of nature by Robert Boyle( Book )

33 editions published between 1685 and 2001 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The main objective of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy is to expand the range, variety, and quality of texts in the history of philosophy which are available in English. The series includes texts by familiar names (such as Descartes and Kant) and also by less well-known authors. Wherever possible, texts are published in complete and unabridged form, and translations are specially commissioned for the series. Each volume contains a critical introduction together with a guide to further reading and any necessary glossaries and textual apparatus. The volumes are designed for student use at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will be of interest not only to students of philosophy, but also to a wider audience of readers in the history of science, the history of theology, and the history of ideas." "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 findings, his knowledge of contemporary medicine and his deep reflection on theological and philosophical issues, arguing that it was inappropriate both theologically and scientifically to speak of Nature as if it had a mind of its own: instead, the only true efficient causes of things were the properties and powers given to matter by God. As such, A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature represents one of the subtlest statements concerning the philosophical issues raised by the mechanical philosophy to emerge from the period of the scientific revolution. Book jacket."--Jacket
The origine of formes and qualities, (according to the corpuscular philosophy) illustrated by considerations and experiments by Robert Boyle( )

59 editions published between 1666 and 2011 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occasional reflections upon several subiects, whereto is premis'd a discourse about such kind of thoughts by Robert Boyle( )

37 editions published between 1665 and 1983 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay about the origine and virtues of gems by Robert Boyle( Book )

45 editions published between 1672 and 2016 in English and English, Old and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrostatical paradoxes : made out by new experiments, for the most physical and easie by Robert Boyle( )

53 editions published between 1666 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defence of the doctrine touching the spring and weight of the air by Robert Boyle( )

31 editions published between 1662 and 2006 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine authority of the scriptures : a sermon preached at St. Martins in the Fields, Sept. 2. 1695 : being the sixth of the lecture for the said year, founded by the honourable Robert Boyle, Esquire by John Williams( )

24 editions published between 1695 and 2005 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. Half title: Dr. Williams's sixth sermon at Mr. Boyl's lecture, 1695. Errata: p. 36. (marc) 12497863. (stc) Wing W2704. (vid) 62573. (DLPS) A66396.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Bible -- Sermons. Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691. Sermons, English -- 17th century
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A free enquiry into the vulgarly received notion of nature
The sceptical chymistA free enquiry into the vulgarly received notion of natureThe diffident naturalist : Robert Boyle and the philosophy of experimentLeviathan and the air-pump : Hobbes, Boyle, and the experimental life : including a translation of Thomas Hobbes, Dialogus physicus de natura aeris by Simon SchafferAlchemy tried in the fire : Starkey, Boyle, and the fate of Helmontian chymistryBoyle on atheismBoyle on fire : the mechanical revolution in scientific explanation
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B. R.

B., R. 1627-1691

B., R. (Robert Boyle), 1627-1691

B. T.H.R.

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B., T. H. R. (The Honourable Robert Boyle), 1627-1691

Boile, Robertus 1627-1691

Boilis Robertas

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Boylaeus, Robertus 1627-1691

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Boyleus, Robertus 1627-1691

Boylius, Robertus

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Fellow of the Royal Society

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R.B 1627-1691

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R. B. (Robert Boyle)

R.B., (Robert Boyle), 1627-1691

Raibeart Ò Baoghail

Robert Boyl

Robert Boyle anglický přírodní filosof, chemik, lékař a vynálezce

Robert Boyle angol fizikus és kémikus, a modern kémia előfutára

Robert Boyle britský prírodovedec

Robert Boyle brytyjski chemik, fizyk i filozof

Robert Boyle brytyjski chemik i fizyk

Robert Boyle chimico, fisico e inventore irlandese

Robert Boyle English natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor

Robert Boyle eolaí Sasanach

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Robert Boyle físico e químico inglés

Robert Boyle inglise keemik, füüsik ja filosoof

Robert Boyle irischer Physiker und Chemiker

Robert Boyle irländsk naturforskare och kemist

Robert Boyle natuurkundige uit Koninkrijk Engeland (1627-1691)

Robert Boyle physicien et chimiste irlandais

Robert Boyle químico inglés

Robert Boyle químico inglés e inventor

Roberts Boils

Robertus Boyle

T. E 1627-1691

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T.E. a layman

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T.H.R.B 1627-1691

T. H. R. B. (The Honourable Robert Boyle)

T. H. R. B (The Honourable Robert Boyle), 1627-1691

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Бойль, Роберт

Роберт Бойль

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