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The Early Essays and Ethics of Robert Boyle edited and annotated with an introduction by John T. Harwood.

Boyle, R. ; Harwood, J.T.

ISBN 10: 080931522X / ISBN 13: 9780809315222
Verlag: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, first edition, 1991, 1991
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Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm, lxix, 330 pp. "Although Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was one of the major figures of the early Royal Society, only half of his voluminous writings focus on natural philosophy. Because he delayed the publication of most early works for several years -and sometimes for several decades - we may initially be puzzled by his intellectual development and the relationships among his texts. Aside from the extensive discussion of Boyle’s participation in the so-called Invisible College, his activities and development between his return to England in 1644 and the establishment of the Royal Society have been largely ignored. Such neglect is curious because so many manuscripts have survived. This volume illuminates some of us preoccupations during those years by examining his early work as a moralist." - from the introduction. Contents include: Introduction ( 1: Manuscript Evidence and the Early Career; 2 Sources and Contexts of Boyles Ethics; 3: Ethics and the Quest for Virtue; 4: Rhetoric and Ethics in the 1640s; 5: Editorial Policies); The Aretology (Books One and Two); Of Sin; Of Piety; ihe Doctrine of Thinking; The Dayly Reflection of Time and Idleness; Boyle’s Library; Appendix A: Joseph’s Mistresse; Textual Notes; Index. Several marks to covers, remainder mark to lower edge of textblock, otherwise Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-08505

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Titel: The Early Essays and Ethics of Robert Boyle ...

Verlag: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, first edition, 1991

Erscheinungsdatum: 1991

Einband: Hardcover

Auflage: 1st Edition

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The first major collection of Boyle’s writings to be published since Thomas Birch’s eighteenth-century edition of his works presents material hitherto available only in the archives of the Royal Society.

This edition of Boyle’s Aretology (the study of moral virtue) and other moral essays from the late 1640s offers the intellectual and religious origins of Boyle’s most vital themes. John T. Harwood also includes two essays on moral topics, "Of Sin" and "Of Piety"; a sample of Boyle’s private meditations, "Joseph’s Mistress"; a short essay, "Of Time and Idleness"; and two guides to private meditation, "The Dayly Reflection" and "Of Thoughts." Harwood concludes the volume with a previously unpublished account of about seven hundred books in Boyle’s library at the time of his death.

About the Author:

John T. Harwood is associate professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

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