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History and Philosophy of Science

Guide to Resources for History and Philosophy of Science

General Reference

Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was a philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor who is best known for Boyle's Law which describes the inversely proportional relationship that the volume and absolute pressure of a gas have when a constant temperature is applied in a closed system. Boyle is known as the first modern chemist and a founder of modern chemistry, one who helped to pioneer the modern scientific experimental method. A five-volume item on the works of Robert Boyle and the life of the scientist is held in Special Collections and Archives and can be viewed here.  

Finding Aids

Finding Aids are tools which facilitate the discovery of detailed information about a specific collection of records within an archive, often consisting of document inventory as well as a description of the materials, their source, and their structure.

Collections and Rare Items

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