Robert Boyle and the representation of imperceptible entities

  title={Robert Boyle and the representation of imperceptible entities},
  author={Alexander Wragge-Morley},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={17 - 40}
  • A. Wragge-Morley
  • Published 31 August 2017
  • Philosophy
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract In this essay, I examine Robert Boyle's strategies for making imperceptible entities accessible to the senses. It is well known that, in his natural philosophy, Boyle confronted the challenge of making imperceptible particles of matter into objects of sensory experience. It has never been noted, however, that Boyle confronted a strikingly similar challenge in his natural theology – he needed to make an equally imperceptible God accessible to the senses. Taking this symmetrical… 
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