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Leviathan and the Air Pump

Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life

by Steven Shapin

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Published by Princeton Univ Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Physics,
  • Study Guides,
  • Mechanics,
  • History Of Science,
  • Philosophy Of Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • General,
  • Boyle, Robert,
  • Fluid mechanics,
  • Hobbes, Thomas,
  • Leviathan,
  • Experiments,
  • Air-pump,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages456
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7757893M
    ISBN 100691083932
    ISBN 109780691083933

    Leviathan and the Air-Pump is the result of that study, and it includes as an appendix an almost complete translation (by Schaffer) of the Dialogus physicus. The air-pump in the book’s title was Boyle’s proudest example of experimentation. The Reviews of Leviathan and the Air-Pump: A Survey Azadeh Achbari eviathan and the Air-Pump has come to be viewed as one of the most influential books in the history of science. In the first reviews that appeared after its publication, it was anticipated that the book would generate discussion for decades to come. The early critics were.

    Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer began Leviathan and the Air Pump by noting that the first of the Harvard Case Histories in Experimental Science devoted to Robert Boyle's pneumatic experiments provided a "heuristic model of how authentic scientific knowledge should be secured," and a "canonical" example of how history of science was to be done (pp. ).

    Leviathan and the Air-Pump will appeal to historians of philosophy: it is an account of the confrontation between the natural philosophies of Hobbes and Boyle and of the eventual success of the latter. The account given is a. Leviathan and the air-pump by Steven Shapin & Simon Schaffer has been recommended to me by a number of people. The book discusses the dispute between Thomas Hobbes, author of Leviathan, published in and Robert Boyle, who published his first works using his scientific works involving the air-pump in


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Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump.

The issues at stake /5(17). Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump.

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There are two technologies especially relevant to this new edition of Leviathan and the Air-Pump. The first one is obvious: the air-pump. Its physical operation and its role in making seventeenth-century scientific knowledge were this book’s stated subjects.

The "Leviathan" in the title refers to Hobbes's book on the structure of society, Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil and the "Air-Pump" refers to Robert Boyle's invention, which is the central topic of debate for the contemporaries under study.

Leviathan and the Air-Pump. The first one is obvious: the air-pump. Its physical operation and its role in making seventeenth-century scien-tific knowledge were this book’s stated subjects. It has been said that what distinguished this way of telling a historical story about science is. Leviathan and the Air-Pump by Steven Shapin, Simon Schaffer This book is referenced frequently in the STS literature, particularly in Latour's We Have Never Been Modern and Haraway's [email protected]_Meets_OncoMouse.

After reading it (mostly on the plane back from San Francisco), I can see why. Hobbes's Leviathan is used as a resource in this history of science. Leviathan and the Air-Pump will appeal to two philosophic audiences.

historians of philosophy and philosophers of science. Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (published ) is a book by Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer. It examines the debate between Robert Boyle and Thomas Hobbes over Boyle's air-pump experiments in the s.

Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump.

"Leviathan and the Air-Pump" examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise "Leviathan" and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented s: The new approaches taken in Leviathan and the Air-Pump have been enormously influential on historical studies of science.

Shapin and Schaffer found a moment of scientific revolution and showed how key scientific givens--facts, interpretations, experiment, truth--were fundamental to a.

The new approaches taken in Leviathan and the Air-Pump have been enormously influential on historical studies of science. Shapin and Schaffer found a moment of scientific revolution and showed how key scientific givens—facts, interpretations, experiment, truth—were fundamental to a new political : Princeton University Press.

The new approaches taken in Leviathan and the Air-Pump have been enormously influential on historical studies of science. Shapin and Schaffer found a moment of scientific revolution and showed how key scientific givens--facts, interpretations, experiment, truth--were fundamental to a new political order.

Leviathan and the air pump is a masterful account of how scientific controversies are constructed and, ultimately, won or lost/5(15). LEVIATHAN AND THE AIR-PUMP HOBBES, BOYLE, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL LIFE INCLUDI: .!G A TRANSLATION OF THOMAS HOBBES, Figure 19 Huygens' air-pump at the Academie Royale des Sciences (May ), During the period with which this book is concerned, the British.

Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented : Princeton University Press.

‎ Leviathan and the Air-Pump examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise Leviathan and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert.

Leviathan and the air pump is a masterful account of how scientific controversies are constructed and, ultimately, won or lost. Shapin and Schaffer use the well known air-pump experiments of the 's, wrought by Boyle, and the objections of Thomas Hobbes to the method by which the experiments were conducted, which were all but lost to the inevitable bias that a winners account s: "Leviathan and the Air-Pump" examines the conflicts over the value and propriety of experimental methods between two major seventeenth-century thinkers: Thomas Hobbes, author of the political treatise "Leviathan" and vehement critic of systematic experimentation in natural philosophy, and Robert Boyle, mechanical philosopher and owner of the newly invented air-pump.Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Experimental Life, Princeton; Princeton University Press,Chapter 2, pp.

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