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The Resource Boyle : between God and science, Michael Hunter

Boyle : between God and science, Michael Hunter

Label
Boyle : between God and science
Title
Boyle
Title remainder
between God and science
Statement of responsibility
Michael Hunter
Title variation
Between God and science
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Boyle ranks with Newton and Einstein as one of the world's most important scientists. Aristocrat and natural philosopher, he was a remarkably wide-ranging and penetrating thinker - pioneering the modern experimental method, championing a novel mechanical view of nature, and reflecting deeply on philosophical and theological issues related to science. But, as Michael Hunter shows, Boyle was also a complex and contradictory personality, fascinated by alchemy and magic and privately plagued with doubts about faith and conscience, which troubled the rational vision he heralded. This extraordinary work is the first biography of Boyle in a generation, and the culminating achievement of a world-renowned expert on the scientist. Deftly navigating Boyle's voluminous published works as well as his personal letters and papers, Hunter's complete and intimate account gives us the man rather than the myth, the troubled introvert as well as the public campaigner. Lively, perceptive, and full of original insights, this is the definitive account of a remarkable man and the changing world in which he lived
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunter, Michael Cyril William
Dewey number
509.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boyle, Robert
  • Chemists
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Religion and science
Label
Boyle : between God and science, Michael Hunter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-350) and index
Contents
Boyle's birth, background and family, 1627-1635 -- Eton, Stalbridge and Boyle's patrimony, 1635-1639 -- The grand tour, 1639-1644 -- The moralist, 1645-1649 -- The turning point, 1649-1652 -- Ireland and Oxford, 1652-1658 -- The evolution of Boyle's programme, c.1655-1658 -- The public arena, 1659-1663 -- The Royal Society, 1664-1668 -- The early 'London years', 1668-1676 -- The arcane and the luminous, 1676-c.1680 -- Evangelism, apologetics and casuistry, c.1680-1683 -- Medicine and projecting, 1683-1687 -- Preparing for death, 1688-1691 -- Boyle's legacy
Control code
000044071812
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 366 p.
Isbn
9780300123814
Isbn Type
(ci : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013997
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)317471697
Label
Boyle : between God and science, Michael Hunter
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-350) and index
Contents
Boyle's birth, background and family, 1627-1635 -- Eton, Stalbridge and Boyle's patrimony, 1635-1639 -- The grand tour, 1639-1644 -- The moralist, 1645-1649 -- The turning point, 1649-1652 -- Ireland and Oxford, 1652-1658 -- The evolution of Boyle's programme, c.1655-1658 -- The public arena, 1659-1663 -- The Royal Society, 1664-1668 -- The early 'London years', 1668-1676 -- The arcane and the luminous, 1676-c.1680 -- Evangelism, apologetics and casuistry, c.1680-1683 -- Medicine and projecting, 1683-1687 -- Preparing for death, 1688-1691 -- Boyle's legacy
Control code
000044071812
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 366 p.
Isbn
9780300123814
Isbn Type
(ci : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013997
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)317471697

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