Talk:Robert Boyle

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Former good article nomineeRobert Boyle was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There may be suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Semi-protected edit request on 5 October 2018[edit]

Add to the list of "Boyle's work published online" a link to the "Some Considerations touching the usefulnesses of experimental...," which was recently published on Internet Archive by the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries. Link: Notredamedigitalcollections (talk) 13:11, 5 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done for now: The editor needs to use their own account to propose this change and not one which appears to be affiliated with the university. Please see WP:CHU for more information.  Spintendo  16:08, 7 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is this supposed to indicate that Boyle was a Cavalier (i.e. as opposed to a Roundhead), an adherent of Charles I? From the context it appears so. I couldn't find any other references to this in relation to Boyle. Since, as I say, it does appear to relate to the Cavaliers, why is it given in the French form here? No source is cited so checking isn't possible either. To be honest, that entire paragraph is written slightly oddly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:01, 2 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for your attention. Despite its presence unmodified in the article for 14 years, this passage is of extremely dubious provenance, added by a disreputable IP editor, and so I have removed it for lack of a reliable secondary source, with no prejudice to re-adding if such a source is turned up. Elizium23 (talk) 00:10, 2 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 8 June 2020[edit]

Robert Hooke should be added as one of those influenced by Boyle. TheLittleTramp (talk) 15:32, 8 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made.  Darth Flappy «Talk» 15:37, 8 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 23 June 2020[edit]

Add the following source to the list of Further Reading:

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Banchetti-Robino, Marina Paola, The Chemical Philosophy of Robert Boyle: Mechanicism, Chymical Atoms, and Emergence, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. ISBN 978-0-197-50250-1 MPBanchetti (talk) 19:50, 23 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: We shouldn't link a book for further reading if it hasn't yet been published; and even if it is from OUP, I'd like to wait for some form of review about this book to ascertain how useful it is. RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 21:53, 23 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The book by Banchetti-Robino has now been published (by OUP in 2020) and widely reviewed by top scholars for top journals in the field (for example, by Alan Chalmers for 'Foundations of Chemistry', by L.S. Keating for the 'Journal of the History of Philosophy', by Antonio Clericuzio for 'Ambix', by William Eaton for 'History of Philosophy of Science', and Ashley Inglehart for 'Isis'). It is now regarded as the definitive study of Robert Boyle's chemical philosophy and 'Studies for the History and Philosophy of Science' is currently devoting a book forum to this book. MPBanchetti (talk) 20:10, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]