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Anstey, Peter R. ‘Experimental Pedagogy and the Eclipse of Robert Boyle in England.’ Intellectual History Review 25 (2015): 115–31.

—. ‘Experimental Versus Speculative Natural Philosophy’. In The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Century: Patterns of Change in Early Modern Natural Philosophy, edited by Peter R. Anstey and John A. Schuster, 215–242. Berlin: Springer, 2005. Available here.

—. ‘Francis Bacon and the Classification of Natural History’. Early Science and Medicine 17, no. 1–2 (2012): 11–31.

—. John Locke and Natural Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

—. ‘John Locke on the Understanding’. In The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, 311–328. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

—. “The Creation of the English Hippocrates.” Medical History 55 (2011): 457–78.

—. ‘The Experimental History of the Understanding from Locke to Sterne’. Eighteenth-Century Thought 4 (2009): 143–169.

—. ‘The Methodological Origins of Newton’s Queries’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 35, no. 2 (June 2004): 247–269.

— and Michael Hunter. ‘Robert Boyle’s “Designe about Natural History”’. Early Science and Medicine 13 (2008): 83–126.

— and Alberto Vanzo. “Early Modern Experimental Philosophy.” In A Companion to Experimental Philosophy, 87–102. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2016. Available here

— and Alberto Vanzo. ‘The Origins of Early Modern Experimental Philosophy.’ Intellectual History Review 22 (2012): 499–518. Available here.

Ben-Chaim, Michael. Experimental Philosophy and the Birth of Empirical Science: Boyle, Locke and Newton. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.

—. ‘The Value of Facts in Boyle’s Experimental Philosophy’. History of Science 38 (2000): 57–77.

Boschiero, Luciano. Experiment and Natural Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century Tuscany: The History of the Accademia Del Cimento. Dordrecht: Springer, 2007.

—. ‘Networking and Experimental Rhetoric in Florence, Bologna and London During the 1660s’. In The Accademia Del Cimento and Its European Context, 195–210. Sagamore Beach, Mass.: Science History Publications, 2009.

Cárdenas Barreto, José Luis. “Conflictos de la filosofía experimental en el siglo XVII.” Praxis Filosófica, new series, 41 (2015): 57–79.

—. “De la filosofía mecánica a la filosofía experimental: El caso de Robert Boyle.” Revista Colombiana de Filosofía de La Ciencia 13 (2013): 61–86.

—. “Filosofía experimental, método e historia natural en Robert Boyle.” Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2012. Available here.

—. “La filosofía experimental en los inicios de la modernidad.” In Memorias del I Congreso Colombiano de Filosofía, Vol. 2: Filosofia de la ciencia, filosofía del lenguaje y filosofía de la psiquiatría, 48–63. Bogotá, 2008.

Cavazza, Marta. ‘Bologna and the Royal Society in the Seventeenth Century.’ Notes and Records of the Royal Society 35 (1980): 105–23.

Chalmers, Alan. ‘Intermediate Causes and Explanations: The Key to Understanding the Scientific Revolution’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (2012): 551–562.

Corneanu, Sorana. Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Dal Prete, Ivano. Scienza e società nel Settecento veneto: Il caso veronese 1680-1796. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2008.

Dawes, Gregory W. “Experiment, Speculation, and Galileo’s Scientific Reasoning.” Perspectives on Science 24 (2016): 343–60.

Dear, Peter. Discipline and Experience: The Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

—. ‘Miracles, Experiments, and the Ordinary Course of Nature’. Isis 81 (1990): 663–683.

Dobre, Mihnea. “Consideraţii Despre Filosofia Experimentului În Perioada Modern Timpurie.” Revista de Filosofie 61 (2014): 631–642.

—. ‘On Glass-Drops: A Case Study of the Interplay Between Experimentation and Explanation in Seventeenth-Century Natural Philosophy’. Journal of Early Modern Studies 2 (2013): 105–124.

Domski, Mary. ‘Observation and Mathematics’. In The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, 144–168. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Feingold, Mordechai. “‘Experimental Philosophy’: Invention and Rebirth of a Seventeenth-Century Concept.” Early Science and Medicine 21 (2016): 1–28.

Gaukroger, Stephen. ‘Experimental Natural Philosophy’. In The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1210-1685, 352–399. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

—. The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1700. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Gomez Paris, Juan Manuel. ‘The Philosophy of George Turnbull’. Thesis, University of Otago, 2013. Available here.

—. ‘The Progress of Scotland and the Experimental Method’. In Rationis Defensor: Essays in Honour of Colin Cheyne, 111–124. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012.

Harrison, Peter. ‘Experimental Religion and Experimental Science in Early Modern England’. Intellectual History Review 21, no. 4 (2011): 413–433.

Hemmens, Susan. ‘Crow’s Nest and Beyond: Chymistry in the Dublin Philosophical Society, 1683-1709.’ Intellectual History Review 25 (2015): 59–80.

Henry, John. ‘Occult Qualities and the Experimental Philosophy: Active Principles in Pre-Newtonian Matter Theory’. History of Science 24 (1986): 335–381.

Heyd, Michael. ‘The New Experimental Philosophy: A Manifestation of “Enthusiasm” or an Antidote to It?’ Minerva 25, no. 4 (1987): 423–440.

Jalobeanu, Dana. ‘Experimental Philosophers and Doctors of the Mind: The Appropriation of a Philosophical Tradition’. In Nature et surnaturel: Philosophies de la nature et métaphysique aux XVI-XVII siècles, 37–63. Hildesheim: Olms, 2010.

Kargon, Robert H. “The Testimony of Nature: Boyle, Hooke and Experimental Philosophy.” Albion 3 (1971): 72–81.

Klein, Ursula. ‘”Experiments at the Intersection of Experimental History, Technological Inquiry, and Conceptually Driven Analysis: A Case Study from Early Nineteenth-Century France’. Perspectives on Science 13 (2005): 1–48.

Kuhlen, Rainer, and Ute Schneider. ‘Experimentalphilosophie’. In Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie, edited by Joachim Ritter, Karlfried Grúnder, and Gottfried Gabriel, 2:871–875. Basel: Schwabe, 1972.

Lawson, Ian. “Bears in Eden, or This Is Not the Garden You’re Looking For: Margaret Cavendish, Robert Hooke and the Limits of Natural Philosophy.” British Journal for the History of Science 48 (2015): 583–605.

Levitin, Dmitri. Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

—. ‘The Experimentalist as Humanist: Robert Boyle on the History of Philosophy.’ Annals of Science 71 (2014): 149–182.

Malet, Antoni. ‘Between Mathematics and Experimental Philosophy: Hydrostatics in Scotland About 1700’. In The Mechanization of Natural Philosophy, edited by Daniel Garber and Sophie Roux, 159–187. Dordrecht: Springer, 2013.

Poovey, Mary. ‘Experimental Moral Philosophy and the Problems of Liberal Governmentality’. In A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Sciences of Wealth and Society, 144–213. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Ricciardo, Salvatore. ‘Medicina, chimica, teologia. Robert Boyle e le origini della filosofia sperimentale’. PhD thesis, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, 2011. Available here.

Sacco, Francesco G. “Institutions and Dissent: Historical Geology in the Early Royal Society.” Teorie Vědy / Theory of Science 36 (2014): 129–53. Available here.

———. “Meanest Foundations and Nobler Superstructures: Il Metodo in Hooke.” Bollettino Filosofico 24 (2008): 540–55.

Sargent, Rose-Mary. ‘Learning from Experience: Boyle’s Construction of an Experimental Philosophy’. In Robert Boyle Reconsidered, 57–78. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

—. ‘Scientific Experiment and Legal Expertise: The Way of Experience in Seventeenth-Century England’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20, no. 1 (1989): 19–45.

Schabas, Margaret. ‘David Hume on Experimental Natural Philosophy, Money, and Fluids’. History of Political Economy 33 (2011): 411–435.

Schaffer, Simon. ‘Wallifaction: Thomas Hobbes on School Divinity and Experimental Pneumatics’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 19 (1988): 275–98.

Schuster, John A., and Graeme Watchirs. “Natural Philosophy, Experiment and Discourse: Beyond the Kuhn/Bachelard Problematic.” In Experimental Inquiries: Historical, Philosophical and Social Studies of Experimentation in Science, 1–47. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1990. Available here.

Schwarz, Astrid. ‘The Becoming of the Experimental Mode’. Scientiae Studia 10, special issue (2012): 65–83. Available here.

Shapin, Steven. A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

—. ‘Who Was Robert Hooke?’ In Robert Hooke: New Studies, 253–85. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 1989. Available here.

— and Simon Schaffer. Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Shapiro, Alan E. ‘Newton’s “Experimental Philosophy”’. Early Science and Medicine 9, no. 3 (2004): 185–217.

Soppelsa, Marialaura. ‘La filosofia sperimentale’. In her Genesi del metodo galileiano e tramonto dell’aristotelismo nella scuola di Padova, 113–66. Padova: Antenore, 1974.

Soppelsa, Maria Laura. ‘Le scienze teoriche e sperimentali tra Sei e Settecento’. In Storia della cultura veneta, 5.2:287–302. Vicenza: Neri Pozzi, 1986.

Stewart, Larry. ‘Other Centres of Calculation, or, Where the Royal Society Didn’t Count: Commerce, Coffee-houses and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern London’. British Journal for the History of Science 32 (1999): 133–153.

Stuart, Matthew, Keith Campbell, Michael Jacovides, and Peter Anstey. ‘Locke’s Experimental Philosophy’. Metascience 22, no. 1 (2013): 1–22.

Vanzo, Alberto. “Christian Wolff and Experimental Philosophy.” In Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, 7:225–55. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Available here.

—. “Experiment and Speculation in Seventeenth-Century Italy: The Case of Geminiano Montanari.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 56 (2016): 52–61. Available here

—. ‘From Empirics to Empiricists.’ Intellectual History Review 24 (2014): 527–38. Available here.

—. ‘Kant on Experiment’. In Rationis Defensor: Essays in Honour of Colin Cheyne, 75–96. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. Available here.

Walsh, Kirsten. ‘Did Newton Feign the Corpuscular Hypothesis?’ In Rationis Defensor: Essays in Honour of Colin Cheyne, 97–110. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012.

— and Adrian Currie. ‘Caricatures, Myths & White Lies.’ Metaphilosophy 47 (2015): 414–35. Available here.

Webster, Charles. “Henry Power’s Experimental Philosophy.” Ambix 14 (1967): 150–78.

Wiener, Philip Paul. ‘The Experimental Philosophy of Robert Boyle (1626-91)’. Philosophical Review 41 (1932): 594–609.

Wintroub, Michael. ‘The Looking Glass of Facts: Collecting, Rhetoric and Citing the Self in the Experimental Natural Philosophy of Robert Boyle’. History of Science 35 (1997): 189–217.