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Author Eaton, William R.
Title Boyle on fire : the mechanical revolution in scientific explanation / William R. Eaton.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, ©2005.

Author Eaton, William R.
Series Continuum studies in British philosophy
Continuum studies in British philosophy.
Subject Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691 -- Influence.
Mechanics -- History.
Mechanism (Philosophy)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 205 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-203) and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction; 1 Boyle and the Philosophy of Science; 2 On the Intelligibility of Mechanical Explanations; 3 Boyle's Attack on Elemental Interpretations of Fire Analysis; 4 Boyle's Mechanical Theory of Heat and Fire; 5 Boyle's Mechanical Epistemology; 6 The Contrivance of Parts; 7 Mechanical Explanation in Contemporary Science; Conclusion; Robert Boyle chronology; Glossary of technical terms; Bibliography; Index.
Summary The philosophy of Robert Boyle (1627-1691) is a hot topic in early modern philosophy. Boyle was at the centre of the scientific community of 17th-century England, and an accurate view of the Enlightenment scientific revolution is impossible without recognition of the contributions that he made. Work on Boyle's philosophy is also shedding light on contemporary issues in the philosophy of science - it can help us understand the nature of scientific explanation and the role that the mechanical model of explanation plays in present-day science. Boyle's mechanical philosophy ushered in a new explan.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781847144379 (electronic bk.)
1847144373 (electronic bk.)
0826478271 (HB)
OCLC # 229884219
Additional Format Print version: Eaton, William R. Boyle on fire. London ; New York : Continuum, ©2005 0826478271 9780826478276 (DLC) 2004063445 (OCoLC)56955962