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A Boyle Bibliography

This Bibliography is based on the list of writings on Boyle since 1940 originally published in Michael Hunter (ed.) Robert Boyle Reconsidered  (Cambridge University Press, 1994), 215-26. However, it has been updated to include publications since 1994, and has also been extended to include writings on Boyle published before 1940 that retain scholarly value: for a fuller listing of earlier writings on Boyle, see J.F.Fulton, A Bibliography of the Hon. Robert Boyle  (2nd edn., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961), 174-96. Under each author, entries appear in chronological order of publication.

See elsewhere on the website for details of  The Works of Robert Boyle  (14 vols., 1999-2000), The Correspondence of Robert Boyle  (6 vols., 2001) and the electronic edition of The Workdiaries of Robert Boyle on the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) website.

We attempt to include as many publications of which we are aware as possible, but there seems no point in alerting users to publications which are very hard to obtain, particularly serials. Our selection criterion has been to include only articles in those journals which appear in the Library of Congress catalogue.


Agassi, Joseph, 'Robert Boyle's anonymous writings', Isis, 68 (1977), 284-7

Agassi, Joseph, 'Who discovered Boyle's law?', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 8 (1977), 189-250

Agassi, Joseph, ‘Truth, Trust and Gentlemen: Shapin on Boyle’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 27 (1997), 219-36

Aisa, Diego, 'La Filosofia Mecanica de Descartes, Boyle y Huygens', Themata: Revista de Filosofia, 14 (1995), 83-131

Akahira, Kiyozou, and others, Robert Boyle, 'Greatest Scientist' series, II no. 8, including essays by Shuntaro Ito, Youitirou Murakami and Hideyuki Yoshimoto, and translation of The Origin of Forms and Qualities   by Kiyozou Akahira (Tokyo: AsahiSyuppansya, 1989) [in Japanese]

Alexander, Peter, 'Boyle and Locke on primary and secondary qualities', Ratio, 16 (1974), 51-67

Alexander, Peter, 'Curley on Locke and Boyle', Philosophical Review,  83 (1974), 229-37

Alexander, Peter, 'The names of secondary qualities', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 72 (1977), 203-20

Alexander, Peter, Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles: Locke and Boyle on the External World  (Cambridge University Press, 1985)

Alexander, Peter, 'Boyle, Robert', in Thomas Duddy (ed.), Dictionary of Irish Philosophers (Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004), 30-6

Alexander, Peter, 'How could a Respectable Seventeenth-century Empiricist be Influenced by Robert Boyle?', Locke Studies, 5 (2005), 103-17

Allen, John, Robert Boyle: Father of Chemistry ('Giants of Science' series) (San Diego: Blackbirch, 2005)

Alonso, Luis, 'Revolucion Cientifica: Robert Boyle' [review essay of The Works of Robert Boyle, etc.], Investigacion y Ciencia, September 2001, 92-6 [in Spanish]

Andrade, E.N. da C., 'The Early History of the Vacuum Pump', Endeavour,  16 (1957), 29-35

Anstey, Peter, 'The Christian Virtuoso and John Locke', On the Boyle, 2 (1998), 5-10

Anstey, Peter, 'Boyle on Occasionalism: an Unexamined Source', Journal of the History of Ideas, 60 (1999), 57-81

Anstey, Peter, The Philosophy of Robert Boyle  (London and New York: Routledge, 2000)

Anstey, Peter, Essay review of Michael Hunter and Edward B. Davis, The Works of Robert Boyle,  vols. 1-7 (London, 1999), Metascience, 9 (2000), 338-46, and 'L'ouevre de Boyle est arrive!', essay review of The Works of Robert Boyle,  vols. 8-14, ibid, 10 (2001), 392-400

Anstey, Peter, 'The Christian Virtuoso and the Reformers: are there Reformation roots to Boyle's Natural Philosophy?', Lucas: an Evangelical History Review,  27-8 (2000), 5-40

Anstey, Peter, 'Boyle against Thinking Matter', in Christoph Lüthy, John E. Murdoch and William R. Newman  (eds.), Late Medieval and Early Modern Corpuscular Matter Theories  (Leiden: Brill, 2001), 483-514

Anstey, Peter, 'Robert Boyle and the Heuristic Value of Mechanism', Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 33 (2002), 161-74

Anstey, Peter, 'Boyle on Seminal Principles', Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 33 (2002), 597-630

Anstey, Peter, 'Robert Boyle and Locke's 'Morbus'; Entry: a Reply to J.C.Walmsley';, Early Science and Medicine, 7 (2002), 357-77

Anstey, Peter, 'Literary Responses to Boyle's Natural Philosophy' in J. Cummins and D. Burchell (eds), Science, Literature and Rhetoric in Early Modern England (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), pp. 145-62

Applebaum, W., 'Boyle and Hobbes: a reconsideration', Journal of the History of Ideas, 25 (1964), 117-9


Baldwin, Martha, 'Toads and Plague: Amulet Therapy in Seventeenth-century Medicine', Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 67 (1993), 227-47

Baldwin, Martha, ' Assaying Robert Boyle' [review essay of Lawrence M. Principe, The Aspiring Adept  (Princeton, 1998)], Isis, 90 (1999), 772-4

Barnard, T.C., 'Protestants and the Irish Language, c. 1675-1725', Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 44 (1993), 243-72

Beck, D.A., 'Miracles and the mechanical philosophy: the theology of Robert Boyle in its historical context', University of Notre Dame Ph.D. thesis, 1986

Ben-Chaim, Michael, 'The Value of Facts in Boyle's Experimental Philosophy', History of Science,38 (2000), 57-77

Ben-Chaim, Michael, 'Empowering Lay Belief: Robert Boyle and the Moral Economy of Experiment';, Science in Context, 15 (2002), 51-77

Ben-Chaim, Michael, 'Locke's Ideology of "Common Sense"', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science , 31 (2000), 473-501, esp. 483-9

Ben-Chaim, Michael, Experimental Knowledge and the Birth of Empirical Science: Boyle, Locke and Newton (Aldershot : Ashgate, 2004)

Berg, Kevin C. de, 'Revisiting the Pressure-Volume Law in History: What can it teach us about the Emergence of Mathematical Relationships in Science?' Science and Education, 4 (1995), 47-64

Birley, Robert, 'Robert Boyle's headmaster at Eton', Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 13 (1958), 104-14

Birley, Robert, 'Robert Boyle at Eton', Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 14 (1960), 191

Blay, Michel, 'Remarques sur l'influence de la pensée Baconienne à la Royal Society: Pratique et discours scientifiques dans l'etude des phénomènes de la couleur';, Les Etudes Philosophiques, 3 (1985), 359-73

Boas, Marie: see [Hall], Marie Boas

Bolton, Martha Brandt, 'The Origins of Locke's Doctrine of Primary and Secondary Qualities', Philosophical Quarterly,  26 (1976), 305-16

Bowen, M.E.C., ''This great automaton, the world': the mechanical philosophy of Robert Boyle, F.R.S.', Columbia University Ph.D. thesis, 1976

Breathnach, Caoimhghin S., 'Robert Boyle's Approach to the Ministrations of Valentine Greatrakes', History of Psychiatry, 10 (1999), 87-109

Brown, T.J., 'British scientific autographs, 2: Robert Boyle, 1627-91', The Book Collector, 13 (1964), 487

Brown, Stuart, 'Leibniz and Robert Boyle: Reason and Faith: Rationalism and Voluntarism' in Pauline Phemister and Stuart Brown (eds), Leibniz and the English-speaking World (Dordrecht: Springer, 2007), pp. 83-93

Brush, Stephen G., ' Gadflies and Geniuses in the History of Gas Theory' , Synthese, 119(1-2) (1999), 11-43.

Buchanan, P.D., Gibson, J.F., and Hall, M.B., 'Experimental history of science: Boyle's colour changes', Ambix,  25 (1978), 208-10

Buehler, C.F., 'A projected but unpublished edition of the 'Life and works of Robert Boyle', Chymia, 4 (1953), 79-83

Burns, D.T., 'Robert Boyle (1627-91), a foundation stone of analytical chemistry in the British Isles', Analytical Proceedings, 19 (1982), 224-33, 288-95; 22 (1985), 253-6; 23 (1986), 75-7, 349-51; 28 (1991), 362-4

Burns, D.T., 'A man of God and gases'. D.Thorburn Burns on the life, work and risks of working with Robert Boyle', Chemistry and Industry, 16 Dec. 1991, 921

Burns, D.T., Essay review of The Works of Robert Boyle and The Correspondence of Robert Boyle, Ambix, 49 (2002), 158-60

Burns, D.T., 'Robert Boyle 1627-91', in Mark McCartney and Andrew Whitaker (eds.) , Physicists of Ireland : Passion and Precision (Bristol and Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing, 2003), 8-16

Burns, D.T., 'Robert Boyle's Knowledge of Spain and his Citations of Spanish Authors', Microchimica Acta, 149 (3-4) (2005), 165-173

Burns, R.M., The Great Debate on Miracles: from Joseph Glanvill to David Hume  (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1981)

Burton, J.D., 'Crimson Missionaries: the Robert Boyle Legacy and Harvard College', New England Quarterly,  67 (1994), 132-40

Burtt, E.A., The Metaphyical Foundations of Modern Physical Science  (revised edn., London: Kegan Paul, 1932), ch. 6

Büttner, Johannes, 'Die Physikalische und Chemische Untersuchung von Blut im 17 und 18 Jahrhundert: Zur Beteutung von Robert Boyle's 'Memoirs for the Natural History of Human Blood' (1684)', Medizin Historisches Journal,  22 (1987), 185-96

Büttner, Johannes, 'Robert Boyle und die Uberlegungen des jungen Leibniz zur praktischen Medizin', in Hans Poser et al (eds.), Nihil sine ratione: Mensch, Natur und Technik im Wirken von G.W. Leibniz  (7th International Leibniz Congress, Berlin 10-14 September 2001), i, 155-62

Bylebyl, J.J., 'Boyle and Harvey on the valves in the veins', Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 56 (1982), 351-67


Campodonico, Angelo, Filosofia dell'Esperienza ed Epistemologia della Fede in Robert Boyle  (Florence: Felice le Monnier, 1978)

Canny, Nicholas, The Upstart Earl: a Study of the Social and Mental World of Richard Boyle, First Earl of Cork, 1566-1643  (Cambridge University Press, 1982)

Cantor, Geoffrey, 'Boyling Over: a Commentary on the Preceding Papers', British Journal for the History of Science,  32 (1999), 315-24

Carré, M.H., 'Robert Boyle and English Thought', History Today,  7 (1957), 322-7

Chalmers, Alan, 'The Lack of Excellency of Boyle's Mechanical Philosophy', Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science,  24 (1993), 541-64

Chalmers, Alan, 'Making Sense of the Laws of Physics', in Howard Sankey (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1999), 3-16, esp. 3-5

Clatterbaugh, Kenneth, The Causation Debate in Modern Philosophy: 1637-1739 (New York: Routledge, 1999), esp. 157-82

Clay, John, 'Robert Boyle: a Jungian Perspective', British Journal for the History of Science,  32 (1999), 285-98

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'Le transmutazioni in Bacon e Boyle', in Francis Bacon. Terminologia e Fortuna nel XVII Secolo, ed. M.Fattori (Rome: Edizione dell'Ateneo, 1985), 29-42

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'Filosofia corpusculare e teoria chimiche in Robert Boyle: uno studio preliminare', in Franco Calascibetta and Eugenio Torracca (eds.), Atti del II Convegno Nazionale di Storia e Fondamenti della Chimica  (Rome, 1987), 305-14

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'Spiritus vitalis: studio sulle teoria fisiologicha da Fernel a Boyle', Nouvelles de la République des Lettres,  2 (1988), 3-84

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'Note sulle Boyle Papers conservate negli Archivi della Royal Society di Londra', Nouvelles de la Republique des Lettres, 10 (1990), 83-95

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'A redefinition of Boyle's chemistry and corpuscular philosophy', Annals of Science., 47 (1990), 561-89.

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'Robert Boyle and the English Helmontians', in Alchemy Revisited,  ed. Z.R.W.M. von Martels (Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1990), 192-9

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'From Van Helmont to Boyle: a study of the transmission of Helmontian chemical and medical theories in seventeenth-century England', British Journal for the History of Science, 26 (1993), 303-34

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'Carneades and the chemists: a study of The Sceptical Chymist  and its impact on seventeenth-century chemistry', in Michael Hunter (ed.), Robert Boyle Reconsidered  (Cambridge University Press, 1994), 79-90

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'The Internal Laboratory: the Chemical Reinterpretation of Medical Spirits in England (1650-1680)', in Piyo Rattansi and Antonio Clericuzio (eds.), Alchemy and Chemistry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries  (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1994), 51-83

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'New Light on Benjamin Worsley's Natural Philosophy', in Mark Greengrass, Michael Leslie and Timothy Raylor (eds.), Samuel Hartlib and Universal Reformation: Studies in Intellectual Communication  (Cambridge University Press, 1994), 236-46

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'L'atomisme de Gassendi et la philosophie corpusculaire de Boyle', in Sylvia Murr (ed.), Gassendi et l'Europe (1592-1792)  (Paris: Vrin, 1997), 227-35

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'Notes on Corpuscular Philosophy and Pneumatical Experiments in Robert Boyle's New Experiments Physico mechanical, touching the Spring of the Air'`, in Wim Klever (ed.), Die Schwere der Luft in der Disjussion des 17 Jahrhunderts, Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur BarockforschungForschungen, Band 29 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1997), 109, 16

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'The Mechanical Philosophy and the Spring of the Air. New Light on Robert Boyle and Robert Hooke', Nuncius, 13 (1998), 69-75

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'Alchimie et theories de la matière au xviie siècle', in F. Greiner (ed.), Aspects de la tradition alchimique au xviie siècle (Paris-Milan, 1998), 185-91

Clericuzio, Antonio, Elements, Principles and Corpuscles: a Study of Atomism and Chemistry in the Seventeenth Century  (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000)

Clericuzio, Antonio,'Gassendi, Charleton and Boyle on Matter and Motion', in Christoph Lüthy, John E. Murdoch and William R. Newman (eds.), Late Medieval and Early Modern Corpuscular Matter Theories  (Leiden: Brill, 2001), 467-482

Clericuzio, Antonio, essay review of Principe, The Aspiring Adept, Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, 51 (2001), 394-9

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'El Relojero Ajetreado: Dios y el Mundo Natural en el Pensiamiento de Boyle', in J.Montesinos and S. Toledo (eds.), Ciencia y Religión en la Edad Moderna (La Orotava: Fundación Canaria Orotava de Historia de la Ciencia, 2007), pp. 69-93

Cohen, I.B., 'Franklin, Boerhaave, Newton, Boyle and the absorption of heat in relation to color', Isis, 46 (1955), 99-104

Cohen, I.B., 'Boyle's corpuscular philosophy', in his Franklin and Newton (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1956), 98-103

Cohen, I.B., 'Newton, Hooke and 'Boyle's law'(discovered by Power and Towneley)', Nature, 204 (1964), 618-21

Cohen, L.A., 'An evaluation of the classic candle-mouse experiment', Journal of the History of Medicine, 11 (1956), 127-32

Coley, N.G., "Cures without Care": Chymical Physicians and Mineral Waters in Seventeenth-century English Medicine', Medical History, 23 (1979), 191-214

Colie, R.L., 'Spinoza in England 1665-1730', Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 107 (1963), 183-219

Conant, J.B. (ed.), 'Robert Boyle's experiments in pneumatics', in Harvard Case Histories in Experimental Science, 2 vols. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1948; new edn., 1957), i, 1-63

Conry, Yvette, 'Robert Boyle et la doctrine cartesienne des animaux-machines', Revue d'Histoire des Sciences, 33 (1980), 69-7

Cook, Margaret G., 'Divine Artifice and Natural Mechanism: Robert Boyle's Mechanical Philosophy of Nature', Osiris, 16 (2001), 133-150

Cope, J.I., 'Evelyn, Boyle and Dr Wilkinson's "Mathematico-Chymico-Mechanical School"', Isis,  50 (1959), 30-2

Crino, A.M., 'Robert Boyle visto da due contemporanei', Physis, 2 (1960), 318-2

Crino, A.M., 'An unpublished letter on the theme of religion from Count Lorenzo Magalotti to the honourable Robert Boyle in 1672', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 45 (1982), 271-8

Croker, R., 'Robert Boyle and the spirit of nature', in his Henry More, 1614-1687: A Biography of the Cambridge Platonist (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2003), 157-166

Crowley, M.E., 'The notion of nature in the corpuscular philosophy of Robert Boyle', Marquette University Ph.D. thesis, 1970

Crowther, J.G., Founders of British Science  (London: Cresset Press, 1960), 51-93

Curley, E.M., 'Locke, Boyle, and the distinction between primary and secondary qualities', Philosophical Review,  81 (1972), 38-64


Daudin, H., 'Spinoza et la science experimentale: sa discussion de l'experience de Boyle', Revue d'Histoire des Sciences,  2 (1948), 179-90

Davies, Charles, 'Introduction' to his edition of Prefaces to Four Seventeenth-century Romances,  including Boyle's Theodora  (1687), Augustan Reprint Society, Publication no. 42 (Los Angeles: Clark Library, 1953),  i-vi

Davis, Edward B., 'Creation, contingency and early modern science: the impact of voluntaristic theology on seventeenth-century natural philosophy', Indiana University Ph.D. thesis, 1984, ch. 4

Davis, Edward B., 'Parcere nominibus': Boyle, Hooke and the rhetorical interpretation of Descartes', in Michael Hunter (ed.), Robert Boyle Reconsidered  (Cambridge University Press, 1994), 157-75

Davis, Edward B., 'The Anonymous Works of Robert Boyle and the Reasons why a Protestant Should not Turn Papist (1687)', Journal of the History of Ideas,  55 (1994), 611-29

Davis, Edward B., 'Boyle, Robert (1627-91)', in Wilbur Applebaum (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the Scientific Revolution From Copernicus to Newton (New Work: Garland, 2000), 99-102

Davis, Edward B., 'Robert Boyle as the Source of an Isaac Watts Text set for a William Billings Anthem', The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song,  53 (2002), 46-7

Davis, Edward B., 'Boyle, Robert', in Carl Mitcham et al. (eds), Encyclopaedia of Science, Technology and Ethics (4 vols., New York: MacMillan Library Reference, 2005), vol. 1, 242-5

Davis, Edward B., 'Robert Boyle's Religious Life, Attitudes and Vocation', Science and Christian Belief, 19 (2007), 117-38

Davis, Edward B., and Hunter, Michael (eds.), Robert Boyle, A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature,  Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Deacon, Margaret, ‘Founders of Marine Science in Britain: the Work of the Early Fellows of the Royal Society’, Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 20 (1964), 28-50

Deacon, Margaret, Scientists and the Sea 1650-1900  (London: Academic Press, 1971), ch. 6

Dear, Peter, 'Miracles, experiments and the ordinary course of nature', Isis,  81 (1990), 663-83

Dear, Peter, 'Boyle in the bag!'[essay review of The Works of Robert Boyle], British Journal for the History of Science, 35 (2002), 335-40

Debus, A.G., 'Robert Boyle and his Sceptical Chymist', Indiana Quarterly for Bookmen,  5 (1949),39-47

Debus, A.G., 'Solution analyses prior to Robert Boyle', Chymia , 8 (1962), 141-61, reprinted in A.G.Debus, Chemistry, Alchemy and the New Philosophy 1550-1700  (London: Variorum Reprints, 1987), ch. 8

Debus, A.G., 'The Significance of the History of Early Chemistry', Cahiers d'Histoire Mondiale/Journal of World History,  9 (1965), 39-58

Debus, A.G, 'Fire analysis and the elements in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries', Ann.Sci.,  23 (1967), 127-47, reprinted in Debus, Chemistry, Alchemy and the New Philosophy,  ch. 7

Debus, A.G.,  The Chemical Philosophy: Paracelsian Science and Medicine in the 16th and 17th Centuries  (2 vols., New York: Science History Publications, 1977), esp. ii, 473-92>

Del Re, G., 'Robert Boyle, M. Lomonosov e la question dei fondamenti della chimica', in Franco Calascibetta and Eugenio Torracca (eds.), Atti del II Convegno Nazionale di Storia e Fondamenti della Chimica  (Rome, 1987), 297-304

De-Mey, Tim and Keinanen, Markku, 'Secondary Qualities in Retrospect', Philosophica (Belgium), 68 (2001), 41-59.

Dewhurst, Kenneth, 'Locke's contribution to Boyle's researches on the air and on human blood', Notes and Records of the Royal Society,  17 (1962), 198-206

Dewhurst, Kenneth, John Locke (1632-1704): Physician and Philosopher  (London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1963)

Dibner, B., 'Early electrical machines', Electrical Engineering, 76 (1957), 367-9

Dijksterhuis, E.J., The Mechanisation of the World Picture,  Eng. trans. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961)

Dobbs, B.J.T., The Foundations of Newton's Alchemy  (Cambridge University Press, 1975), ch. 6

Drumin, W.A., 'The corpuscular philosophy of Robert Boyle: its establishment and verification', Columbia University Ph.D. thesis, 1973

Duffy, Eamon, 'Valentine Greatrakes, the Irish stroker: miracle, science and orthodoxy in Restoration England', Studies in Church History,  17 (1981), 251-73

Duffy, Simon, 'The Difference between Science and Philosophy: the Spinoza-Boyle Controversy Revisited', Paragraph, 29, no. 2 (July 2006), 115-38


Eamon, William, 'New light on Robert Boyle and the discovery of colour indicators', Ambix,  27 (1980), 204-9

Eaton, William R. , Boyle on Fire: The Mechanical Revolution in Scientific Explanation (London / New York: Continuum, 2005).

Edwards, J.G., 'Robert Boyle's Unsociable Truths' [review essay of Jan W. Wojcik, Robert Boyle and the Limits of Reason  (Cambridge, 1997)], Research in Philosophy and Technology,  18 (1999), 289-93

'The effigy of Robert Boyle', Nature,  168 (1951), 638

Emerton, Norma, The Scientific Reinterpretation of Form  (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984)


Fazzari, Michela, 'Robert Boyle: elasticity of air and philosophical polemics', in Wim Klever (ed.), Die Schwere der Luft in der Disjussion des 17 Jahrhunderts, Wolfenbütteler Arbeiten zur BarockforschungForschungen,  Band 29 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1997), 117-34

Feingold, Mordechai, 'Opera omnia of an Omniscribe' [review essay of The Works of Robert Boyle], American Scientist, 89 (2001), 176-7

Feisenberger, H.A., 'The libraries of Newton, Hooke and Boyle', Notes and Records of the Royal Society , 21 (1965), 42-55

Figlio, Karl, 'Psychoanalysis and the Scientific Mind: Robert Boyle', British Journal for the History of Science, 32 (1999), 299-314

Firth, D.C., 'Robert Boyle, 1627-91', in Late Seventeenth-century Scientists, ed. D.Hutchings (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1969), 1-32

Fisch, Harold, 'The scientist as priest: a note on Robert Boyle's natural philosophy', Isis, 44 (1953), 252-65

Fisch, Harold, Jerusalem and Albion: The Hebraic Factor in Seventeenth-century Literature  (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1964), ch. 13

Fisher, M.S., Robert Boyle, devout naturalist  (Philadelphia: Oshiver Studio Press, 1945)

Fournier, Josette, 'Le XVIIe siècle dans l'histoire de la matière selon Chevreul', Revue d'histoire de la pharmacie , 50, no. 333 (2002), 31-52.

Frank, R.G., Harvey and the Oxford Physiologists: a Study of Scientific Ideas and Social Interaction  (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1980)

Fu, Daiwie, 'Higher Taxonomy and Higher Incommensurability', Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science,  26 (1995), 273-94

Fulton, J.F., 'Robert Boyle: a reappraisal', in Aviation Medicine in its Preventive Aspects  (University of London, 1948), 4-22

Fulton, J.F., 'A book from Robert Boyle's library', Journal of the History of Medicine,  11 (1956), 103-4

Fulton, J.F., 'Boyle and Sydenham', Journal of the History of Medicine,  11 (1956), 351-2

Fulton, J.F., 'The Honourable Robert Boyle, F.R.S. (1627-92)', Notes and Records of the Royal Society,  15 (1960), 119-35 (also in The Royal Society: its Origins and Founders,  ed. H.Hartley, London: Royal Society, 1960)

Fulton, J.F., A Bibliography of the Honourable Robert Boyle,  2nd edition (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961) (originally published in Proceedings of the Oxford Bibliographical Society  in 1932)


Gaskell, Roger, 'A Lost Issue of The Sceptical Chymist Found', On the Boyle, 3 (1999), 11

Generales, C.D.J., 'Notes on Robert Boyle contributory to space medicine', New York State Journal of Medicine,  67 (1967), 1193-1204

Generales, C.D.J., 'Robert Boyle, progenitor of space medicine', in Proceedings of the XXIII International Congress of the History of Medicine, London 2-9 Sept. 1972  (London, 1974), ii, 1140-8

Giglioni, Guido, 'Automata Compared: Boyle, Leibniz and the Debate on the Notion of Life and Mind', British Journal for the History of Philosophy,  3 (1995), 249-78

Gillespie, Neil, 'Natural history, natural theology and social order: John Ray and the "Newtonian ideology"', Journal of the History of Biology,  20 (1987), 1-49

Giua, Michele, Storia delle Scienza ed Epistemologia. Galilei-Boyle-Planck (Torino: Chiantore, 1945)

Goldie, Mark, 'Distribution Lists for Copies of Locke's Books and Boyle's General History of the Air ', Locke Studies, 4 (2004), 235-42

Golinski, Jan V., 'Robert Boyle: scepticism and authority in seventeenth-century chemical discourse', in The Figural and the Literal: Problems of Language in the History of Science and Philosophy, 1630-1800,  eds. Andrew Benjamin, Geoffrey Cantor and John Christie (Manchester University Press, 1987), 58-82.

Golinski, Jan V., 'Chemistry in the Scientific Revolution: problems of language and communication', in Reappraisals of the Scientific Revolution,  eds D.C.Lindberg and R.S.Westman (Cambridge University Press, 1990), 367-96

Golinski, Jan V., 'Essay Review: Robert Boyle's Coat of Many Colours', Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science,  28 (1997), 209-17

Goodney, D. E. 'Acid-base Chemistry according to Robert Boyle: Chemical Reactions in Words as well as Symbols', Journal of Chemical Education, 83 (7) (2006), 1001-2

Gotti, Maurizio, Robert Boyle and the Language of Science  (Milan: Guerini Scientifica, 1996)

Green, W.J., 'Models and metaphysics in the chemical theories of Boyle and Newton', Journal of Chemical Education,  55 (1978), 434-6

Greene, R.A., 'Henry More and Robert Boyle on the spirit of nature', Journal of the History of Ideas,  23 (1962), 451-74

Grilli, M., 'Robert Boyle: contributi alla fisica del calore', Physis,  24 (1982), 489-517

Guerrini, Anita, 'The Ethics of Animal Experimentation in Seventeenth-century England', Journal of the History of Ideas, 50 (1989), 391-407

Guerrini, Anita, 'Robert Boyle's Critique of Aristotle in The Origin of Forms and Qualities', in J.M.M.H.Thijssen and H.A.G.Braakhuis (eds.), The Commentary Tradition on Aristotle's 'De generatione et corruptione', Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern  (Turnhout: Brepols, 1999), 207-19


Hackett, E., 'Robert Boyle and the human blood', Irish Journal of Medical Science,  6 (1950), 528-33

Hacking, Ian, 'Artificial Phenomena' [review essay of Shapin and Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-pump], British Journal for the History of Science, 24 (1991),  235-41

Hagner, A.F., 'Introduction' to facsimile edition of Boyle's Essay about the Origine and Virtues of Gems,  Contributions to the History of Geology, no. 7 (New York: Hafner Publishing Co., 1972)

Hall, A.R. and M.B., 'Philosophy and natural philosophy: Boyle and Spinoza', in Melanges Alexandre Koyre,  2 vols. (Paris: Hermann, 1964), ii, 241-56

Hall, A.R. and M.B. (eds.), The Correspondence of Henry Oldenburg,  13 vols. (Madison, Milwaukee and London: University of Wisconsin Press; Mansell; Taylor & Francis, 1965-86)

[Hall], Marie Boas, 'Boyle as a theoretical scientist', Isis,  41 (1950), 261-8

[Hall], Marie Boas, 'The establishment of the mechanical philosophy', Osiris,  10 (1952), 412-541

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