Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life

Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life

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Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump. The issues at stake in their disputes ranged from the physical integrity of the air-pump to the intellectual… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (August 15, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 440 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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