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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 integrity of the knowledge it might yield. Both Boyle ...

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Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
2017, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691178165

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Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
2011, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691150208

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Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
1989, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691024325

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Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
1986, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691083933

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