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- DescriptionExamines 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.
- Author BiographySteven Shapin is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Simon Schaffer is professor of history of science at the University of Cambridge.
- Author(s)Simon Schaffer,Steven Shapin
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication15/08/2011
- GenreScience: General & Reference
- Series TitlePrinceton Classics
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note15 halftones. 7 line illus.
- Weight657 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementWith a New introduction by the authors
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