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

Agassi, Joseph, The Very Idea of Modern Science: Francis Bacon and Robert Boyle, Boston Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, no. 298 (Dordrecht: Springer, 2013)

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

Anselment, Ramond A., 'Robert Boyle, Izaak Walton, and the Art of Angling', Prose Studies, 30 (2008), 124-41

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

Anstey, Peter, 'Le ressort de l'air selon Boyle et Mariotte', in Myriam Dennehy and Charles Ramond (eds), La philosophie naturelle de Robert Boyle (Paris: Vrin, 2009), pp. 379-403

Anstey, Peter, ‘The theory of material qualities’, in Peter R. Anstey (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 240-60, esp. 252-5

Anstey, Peter, ‘Philosophy of experiment in early modern England: the case of Bacon, Boyle and Hooke’, Early Science and Medicine, 19 (2014), 103-32

Anstey, Peter, ‘Experimental pedagogy and the eclipse of Robert Boyle in England’, in special Boyle issue of Intellectual History Review, 25 (2015), 115-31

Anstey, Peter, and Hunter, Michael, 'Robert Boyle's "Design About Natural History"', Early Science and Medicine, 13 (2008), 83-126

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

Avramov, Iordan, and Hunter, Michael, ‘Reading by proxy: the case of Robert Boyle’, in special Boyle issue of Intellectual History Review, 25 (2015), 37-57

Avramov, Iordan, Hunter, Michael and Yoshimoto, Hideyuki, Boyle's Books: the Evidence of his Citations, Robert Boyle Project Occasional Papers No. 4 (London: Robert Boyle Project, 2010)


Baker, Tawrin, ‘Color and Contingency in Robert Boyle’s Works’, Early Science and Medicine, 20 (2015), 536-61

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

Barfoot, Michael, 'Hume and the Culture of Science in the Early Eighteenth Century', in M.A. Stewart (ed.), Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990), pp. 151-90, esp. pp. 160-8

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

Baudo, Laura, ‘An Air of History: Joseph Wright’s and Robert Boyle’s Air Pump Narratives’, Eighteenth Century Studies, 46 (2012), 1-28

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)

Ben-Zaken, Avner, Reading Hayy Ibn-Yaqzan: A Cross-cultural History of Autodidacticism (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2011), chapter 4

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

Berkowitz, M. S., '"With Balanc't Air in Counterpoise": Milton and Robert Boyle', Milton Quarterly, 13 (1979), 15-17

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

Boantza, Victor D., ‘Chymical philosophy and Boyle’s incongruous philosophical chymistry’, in Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris (eds), Science in the Age of Baroque (Dordrecht: Springer, 2012), 257–84

Boantza, Victor D., and Tomory, Leslie, ‘The “Subtile Aereal Spirit of Fountains”: Mineral Waters and the History of Pneumatic Chemistry’, Early Science and Medicine, 21 (2016), 303-31

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

Bribiesca-Acevedo, Lucio M., ‘Final causes, conjectures and probabilistic reasoning: Epistemic foundations of teleological explanations in Robert Boyle’s experimental philosophy’ (Ph.D. thesis, Institute for Philosophical Research, Autonomous National University of Mexico, 2010)

Bribiesca, Lucio, ‘La controversia filosófico-natural entre Robert Boyle y Henry More acerca del vacío’, in Benítez Grobet, Laura y Alejandra Velázquez Zaragoza (eds), Tras las huellas de Platón y el Platonismo en la Filosofía Moderna. De su Simiente Griega a la Ilustración (México: UNAM, 2013), pp. 285-307

Bribiesca, Lucio, ‘Mecanicismo y Causas Finales en la Naturaleza: Una Tensión Epistémica en la Filosofía Natural de Robert Boyle’, in José Luis Cárdenas (ed.), La Filosofía Natural del Siglo XVII: Tensiones y Desafíos (Bogotá: Editorial Universidad El Bosque, 2015)

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

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

Brun, Cedric, 'Le corpuscularisme de Boyle et la distinction de qualités dans l'epistemologie de Locke' in Myriam Dennehy and Charles Ramond (eds), La philosophie naturelle de Robert Boyle (Paris: Vrin, 2009), pp. 259-76

Brundtland, Terje, ‘After Boyle and the Leviathan: the second generation of British air pumps’, Annals of Science, 68 (2011), 93-124

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

Brykman, Geneviève, 'L'aporie de la "matière catholique" de Boyle à Berkeley', in Myriam Dennehy and Charles Ramond (eds), La philosophie naturelle de Robert Boyle, (Paris: Vrin, 2009), pp. 239-57

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, Duncan Thorburn, '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, D.T., ‘Previously unrecorded Dutch citations and versions of some of the scientific publications of Robert Boyle FRS’, Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, 65 (2011), 295-99

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

Buyse, Filip, ‘Spinoza and Robert Boyle’s definition of mechanical philosophy’, Historia Philosophica, 8 (2010), 73-89

Buyse, Filip, ‘Boyle, Spinoza and The Hartlib Circle: The correspondence which never took place’, in Filip Buyse (ed.), special issue on ‘Letters by Early Modern Philosophers’, Politics and Society, 7 no. 2 (2013), 34-53 [see]

Buyse, Filip, ‘Spinoza, Boyle, Galileo: Was Spinoza a strict mechanical philosopher?’, Intellectual History Review, 23 (2013), 45-64

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

Carlin, Laurence, ‘The importance of teleology to Boyle’s natural philosophy’, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 19 (2011), 665-82

Carlin, Laurence, ‘Boyle’s teleological mechanism and the myth of immanent teleology’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 43 (2012), 54-63

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

Carroll, Patrick, Science, Culture and Modern State Formation (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2006), chapter 2, pp. 28-51 ('Understanding Engine Science: Robert Boyle and the New Experimentalism

Cecon, Kleber, ‘Chemical translation: the case of Robert Boyle’s experiments on sensible qualities’, Annals of Science, 68 (2011), 179-98

Cecon, Kleber, ‘Robert Boyle’s experimental programme: Some interesting examples of the use of subordinate causes in chymistry and pneumatics’, in special Boyle issue of Intellectual History Review, 25 (2015), 81-96

Cesarini, J. Patrick, ‘John Eliot’s “A breif History of the Mashepog Indians”, 1666’, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd series 65 (2008), 101-34

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

Chalmers, Alan The Scientist’s Atom and the Philosopher’s Stone (Dordrecht: Springer, 2009), chapter 6

Chalmers, Alan, ‘Boyle and the origins of modern chemistry: Newman tried in the fire’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 41 (2010), 1-10

Chalmers, Alan, ‘Understanding science through its history’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 42 (2011), 150-3

Chalmers, Alan, ‘Intermediate causes and explanations: the key to understanding the scientific revolution’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 43 (2012), 551-62

Chalmers, Alan, ‘Robert Boyle (1627–1691)’, in Andrea I. Woody, Robin Findlay Hendry and Paul Needham (eds.) Philosophy and Chemistry (Oxford: North Holland, 2012), 47-53

Chalmers, Alan, 'Robert Boyle's mechanical account of hydrostatics and pneumatics: Fluidity, the spring of the air and their relationship to the concept of pressure', Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 69 (2015), 429-54

Chalmers, Alan, 'Viewing past science from the point of view of present science, thereby illuminating both: Philosophy versus experiment in the work of Robert Boyle', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 55 (2016), 27-35 (available online at

Chalmers, Alan, 'Boyle's corpuscular chemistry: Atomism before its time', in Eric Scerri and Grant Fisher (eds), Essays in Philosophy of Chemistry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 15-36

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

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'The Many Facets of Boyle's Natural Philosophy, Essay Review', Nuncius, 23 (2008), 115-26

Clericuzio, Antonio, 'Les débuts de la carrière de Boyle, iatrochimie helmontienne et le cercle de Hartlib', in Myriam Dennehy and Charles Ramond (eds), La philosophie Naturelle de Robert Boyle (Paris: Vrin, 2009), pp. 47-70

Clericuzio, Antonio, ‘God and the Physical World in Boyle's Thought’, in Hubertus Busche (ed.), Departure for Modern Europe/Aufbruch in das moderne Europa. A Handbook of Early Modern Philosophy (1400-1700) (Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, 2011), pp. 1033-47

Clericuzio, Antonio, ‘Scienza, utopia e religione nell’Inghilterra del Seicento: Robert Boyle e il Circolo di Hartlib’, in A. Clericuzio and F. Pellecchia (eds), Profanazioni filosofiche. Filosofia, Scienza e Religione nel sec. XVII, (Cassino: Editore Idest, 2011), pp. 9-40. 

Clericuzio, Antonio, ‘Robert Boyle and seventeenth-century chemistry: A second look’ [review of 2015 reissue of Marie Boas, Robert Boyle and Seventeenth-century Chemistry], Metascience, 2015, published online

Clericuzio, Antonio, ‘Medicine and Chemical Medicine in Seventeenth-century England: Boyle’s Investigations of Ferment s and Fermentation’, in Peter Distelzweig, Benjamin Goldberg and Evan R. Ragland (eds.) Medicine and Early Modern Natural Philosophy (History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences, vol. 14) (Dordrecht: Springer, 2016), pp. 271-94

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

Cooney, Brian, A Hylomorphic Theory of Mind (Bern: Peter Lang, 1991), chapter 1, pp. 13-38 ('Descartes, Boyle, and Hylomorphism')

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

Corneanu, Sorana, Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke and the Early Modern Cultura animi Tradition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)

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., ‘The Science and Faith of Robert Boyle’, in Deborah Haarsma and Scott Hoezee (eds) Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church (Grand Rapids: Center for Excellence in Preaching, 2012), pp. 242-55 <>

Davis, Edward B., ‘Boyle, Robert (1627-1691)’, in Heidi A. Campbell and Heather Looy (eds),  A Science and Religion Primer (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009), pp. 55-7

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)

Davis, John, 'John Marke's Double Horizontal Dial', Bulletin of the British Sundial Society, 20 (2008), 117-18 [concerns Boyle Papers 35, fol. 219]

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

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Hunter, Michael, 'Boyle versus the Galenists: a Suppressed Critique of Seventeenth-century Medical Practice and its Significance', Medical History, 47 (1997), 322-61

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Hunter, Michael, Robert Boyle (1627-91): Scrupulosity and Science (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2000).

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Hunter, Michael, The Occult Laboratory: Magic, Science and Second Sight in Late Seventeenth-century Scotland (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2001)

Hunter, Michael, 'The Correspondence of Robert Boyle', British Academy Review, January-July 2001, 28-30

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Hunter, Michael, 'On Editing the Works of Robert Boyle', Intellectual News, no. 10 (Spring 2002), 54-61

Hunter, Michael, 'The Disquieted Mind in Casuistry and Natural Philosophy: Robert Boyle and Thomas Barlow', in Harald E. Braun and Edward Vallance (eds.), Contexts of Conscience in Early Modern Europe 1500-1700 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2004), 82-99

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Hunter, Michael, 'Robert Boyle, Narcissus Marsh and the Anglo-Irish Intellectual Scene in the late Seventeenth Century', in Muriel McCarthy and Ann Simmons (eds.), The Making of Marsh's Library: Learning, Politics and Religion in Ireland 1650-1750 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004), 51-75

Hunter, Michael, 'Robert Boyle for the 21 st Century', Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 59 (2005), 87-90

Hunter, Michael (ed.), Robert Boyle's 'Heads' and 'Inquiries' , Robert Boyle Project Occasional Papers No. 1 (London: Robert Boyle Project, 2005)

Hunter, Michael, 'Robert Boyle and the Early Royal Society: a Reciprocal Exchange in the Making of Baconian Science', British Journal for the History of Science, 40 (2007), 1-23

Hunter, Michael, 'Boyle, Robert', in Noretta Koertge (ed.), New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (8 vols., Farmington Hills: Scribner, 2008), vol. 1, pp. 366-70.

Hunter, Michael, 'Boyle et la surnaturel', in Myriam Dennehy and Charles Ramond (rds), La philosophie naturelle de Robert Boyle (Paris: Vrin, 2009), pp. 213-36

Hunter, Michael, Boyle: Between God and Science (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009)

Hunter, Michael, 'Boyle, Robert (1627-91)', in James McGuire and James Quinn (eds), Dictionary of Irish Biography (9 vols., Cambridge Unviersity Press, 2009), vol. 1, pp. 738-41

Hunter, Michael, ‘Genius eclipsed: the fate of Robert Boyle’, History Today, November 2009, pp. 20-5

Hunter, Michael, ‘Robert Boyle and the Uses of Print’, in Danielle Westerhof (ed.), The Alchemy of Medicine and Print: The Edward Worth Library, Dublin (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010), pp. 110-24

Hunter, Michael, ‘Robert Boyle and Secrecy’, in Elaine Leong and Alisha Rankin (eds.), Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science 1500-1800 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 87-104

Hunter, Michael, ‘”Physica Peregrinans, or the Travelling Naturalist’: Robert Boyle, his workdiaries and his interviews with travellers to exotic regions’, in Stoyan Denchev and Erika Lazarova (eds), The Role of Ego-Documents in the History of Science (Sofia: ‘Za Bukvite’, 2014), pp. 16-30 

Hunter, Michael, ‘Robert Boyle’s Early Intellectual Evolution: A Reappraisal’, in special Boyle issue of Intellectual History Review, 25 (2015), 5-19

Hunter, Michael, Boyle Studies: Aspects of the Life and Thought of Robert Boyle (1627-91) (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015)

Hunter, Michael, with contributions by Edward B. Davis, Harriet Knight, Charles Littleton and Lawrence M. Principe, The Boyle Papers: Understanding the Manuscripts of Robert Boyle (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007)

Hunter, Michael, and Anstey, Peter (eds.), The Text of Boyle's 'Designe about Natural History', Robert Boyle Project Occasional Papers No. 3 (London: Robert Boyle Project, 2008)

Hunter, Michael, and Boran, Elizabethanne, ‘Introduction’, in special Boyle issue of Intellectual History Review, 25 (2015), 1-4

Hunter, Michael, and Davis, Edward B., 'The Making of Robert Boyle's Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Receiv'd Notion of Nature (1686)', Early Science and Medicine, 1 (1996), 204-71

Hunter, Michael, and Knight, Harriet (eds.), Unpublished Material Relating to Robert Boyle's 'Memoirs for the Natural History of Human Blood' , Robert Boyle Project Occasional Papers No. 2 (London: Robert Boyle Project, 2005)

Hunter, Michael, and Littleton, Charles, 'The Work-diaries of Robert Boyle: a newly discovered source and its Internet publication', Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 55 (2001), 373-90

Hunter, Michael, and Money, David, 'Robert Boyle's First Encomium: Two Latin Poems by Samuel Collins (1647)', The Seventeenth Century, 20 (2005), 223-41

Hunter, Michael, and Principe, Lawrence M., 'The Lost Papers of Robert Boyle', Annals of Science, 60 (2003), 269-311

Hunter, R.A., and Macalpine, Ida, 'William Harvey. Two medical anecdotes, the one related by Sir Kenelm Digby, the other by the Honourable Robert Boyle', St Bartholomew's Hospital Journal, 60 (1956), 200-6

Hunter, R.A., and Macalpine, Ida, 'Valentine Greatraks', St Bartholomew's Hospital Journal, 60 (1956), 361-8

Hunter, R.A., and Macalpine, Ida, 'Robert Boyle - poet', Journal of the History of Medicine, 12 (1957), 390-2

Hunter, R.A., and Macalpine, Ida, 'William Harvey and Robert Boyle', Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 13 (1958), 115-27

Hunter, R.A., and Macalpine, Ida, 'Robert Boyle's poem - an addendum', Journal of the History of Medicine, 27 (1972), 85-8

Hunter, R.A., and Rose, R.A., 'Robert Boyle's "Uncommon observations about vitiated sight" (London, 1688)', British Journal of Opthalmology, 41 (1958), 726-31

Hutchison, Keith, 'What happened to occult qualities in the Scientific Revolution?', Isis, 73 (1982), 233-53

Hutchison, Keith, 'Supernaturalism and the mechanical philosophy', History of Science, 21 (1983), 297-3

Hutton, Sarah, ‘Experimental physick: Boyle, Greatrakes, Stubbe’, in Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 116-39


Ihde, A.J., 'Antecedents to the Boyle concept of the element', Journal of Chemical Education , 33 (1956), 548-51

Ihde, A.J., 'Alchemy in reverse: Robert Boyle and the degredation of gold', Chymia, 9 (1964), 47-57

Iliffe, Rob, 'Boyle's Industry' (review essay of Michael Hunter (ed.), Robert Boyle Reconsidered; id., Robert Boyle by Himself and his Friends; and R.-M.Sargent, The Diffident Naturalist), History of Science, 35 (1997), 455-84

Inglehart, Ashley J., 'Boyle, Malpighi, and the Problem of Plastic Powers', in Peter Distelzweig, Benjamin Goldberg and Evan R. Ragland (eds), Medicine and Early Modern Natural Philosophy (History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences, vol. 14) (Dordrecht: Springer, 2016), pp. 295-321

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Mulligan, Lotte, 'Robert Boyle, "Right Reason" and the Meaning of Metaphor', Journal of the History of Ideas, 55 (1994), 235-57

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