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Genius eclipsed: the fate of Robert Boyle

Hunter, Michael (2009) Genius eclipsed: the fate of Robert Boyle. History Today 59 (11), ISSN 0018-2753.

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Abstract

The article focuses on 17th century British natural philosopher and scientist Robert Boyle. The author explores Boyle's relationship with contemporary scientist Sir Isaac Newton and considers why Newton, as opposed to Boyle, remained famous. The author explores the importance of Boyle's writings including "Of the Usefulness of Natural Philosophy," "Sceptical Chymist," and "Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours." The article also considers subjects including English polymath Robert Hooke, the Royal Society of London, and Boyle's Law about the relationship between the volume of a gas and its pressure.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2010 12:23
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2784

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