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- adjective Of or relating to Robert Boyle (1627–1691), influential early
chemist, physicist, and inventor, also noted for writings in theology.
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Margaret Wilson has defended such an interpretation, though in the 1979 paper that launched the debate, her intent is to show how acutely Locke understood the explanatory limitations of “Boylean mechanism”.
'Would that he had created an absolute Boylean vacuum!'
Boylean lectures as should hold them tug as long as the ministry of the letter should last '; for he too, you see, masked his infidelity by a distinction between the' letter 'and the' spirit, 'though he applied the convenient terms in a totally different sense.
The vacancy at the summit of the barometer is termed the Torricellian vacuum, and the exhausted receiver of an air pump the Boylean vacuum, in honour of these two philosophers.
“that some presumed properties of matter cannot be conceived as” natural “consequences of Boylean primary qualities” (Wilson 1979, p. 197).