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978-0-691-02432-5 / 0691024324

Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life

by Shapin, Steven

Publisher:Princeton University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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In the aftermath of the English Civil War, as people were groping for new forms of political order, Robert Boyle built an air-pump to do experiments. Focusing on the debates between Boyle and Thomas Hobbes over the air-pump, the authors proposes that 'solutions to the problem of knowledge are solutions to the problem of social order.

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