Backround information on Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle was born January 25th, 1627. Boyle was a special
type of philosopher, who took his breaking ground type of philosophies
and actually experimented on them. In other words, he was an experirimental
philosopher. He set out to change humans view of nature. In doing
so, he had to challenge famous theories that were already well-established.
He even challenged some of Aristotle's theories. His deep level
of thinking, and the complexity and depth of his view of the world
helped him to do so.
Boyle was born into a wealthy family. He was the youngest
son of Richard Boyle, one of the richest and influential man in
Britain. Thus, his upbringing was conventional and normal of people
of his stature. He recieved a good education at prestigous schools
such as Oxford College. At Oxford College, Boyle completed many
books on Natural Philosophy. These books have contributed priceless
knowledge to the world of Science. Two of Boyles most notable
contributions to Science include how contents are affected by
pressure, and how the vacuum works.
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