A redefinition of Boyle's chemistry and corpuscular philosophy.

@article{Clericuzio1990ARO,
  title={A redefinition of Boyle's chemistry and corpuscular philosophy.},
  author={A. Clericuzio},
  journal={Annals of science},
  year={1990},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          561-89
        }
}
Summary Robert Boyle did not subordinate chemistry to mechanical philosophy. He was in fact reluctant to explain chemical phenomena by having recourse to the mechanical properties of particles. For him chemistry provided a primary way of penetrating into nature. In his chemical works he employed corpuscles endowed with chemical properties as his explanans. Boyle's chemistry was corpuscular, rather than mechanical. As Boyle's views of seminal principles show, his corpuscular philosophy cannot be… Expand
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