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  1. Restoration Commerce and the Instruments of Trust: Robert Boyle and the Science of Money.Matthew Day - 2016 - History of the Human Sciences 29 (1):3-26.
    Although the theological elements of Robert Boyle’s mechanical philosophy have received careful scrutiny, his reflections on economic issues have largely been overlooked. This article takes a small step towards redressing this state of affairs. Rather than argue that Boyle – like John Locke or David Hume – was as interested in political economy as he was in discovering the nature of Nature, the article treats him as a point of entry for considering how early-modern England negotiated the revolutionary cultural and (...)
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  • Boyle’s Reductive Occasionalism.Daniel Layman - 2019 - Journal of Modern Philosophy 1 (1):2.
    Was Robert Boyle an occasionalist? And if so, what kind of occasionalist was he? These questions have long troubled commentators, as Boyle’s texts often seem to offer both endorsements of occasionalism and affirmations of bodies’ causal powers. I argue that Boyle’s position is best understood as reductive occasionalism, according to which bodily powers are relations between bodies and God’s action in the world, and there is no causal efficacy in bodies that is not strictly identical to God’s nomological causal efficacy.
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  • Rethinking Instrumentality: Natural Philosophy and Christian Charity in the Early Modern Atlantic World.Sarah Irving - 2012 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 2 (1):55-76.
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  • Boyle’s Teleological Mechanism and the Myth of Immanent Teleology.Laurence Carlin - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (1):54-63.
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  • Samuel Clarke on Agent Causation, Voluntarism, and Occasionalism.Andrea Sangiacomo - 2018 - Science in Context 31 (4):421-456.
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  • Robert Boyle.J. J. MacIntosh - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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