Boyle on Atheism
With Boyle on Atheism, J.J. MacIntosh has culled the Boyle manuscripts held at the Royal Society Library in London and transcribed the portions that relate to atheism, arranging them in the order Boyle appears to have intended.
Print Book, English, cop. 2005
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, cop. 2005
XXV, 493 p. ; 24 cm
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABBREVIATIONS FOR BOYLE'S WORK GENERAL INTRODUCTION Boyle's Life *Boyle's Headings and Overview * 1.1 Boyle's Headings * 1.2 Boyle's Overview * Demonstration and Its Difficulties Introduction Boyle - The Manuscript Material * 2.1 Demonstration * 2.2 The Nature of God * 2.3 The Character of the Atheist * Arguments for God's Existence Introduction Boyle - The Manuscript Material * 3.1 The Sufficiency of Moral Demonstration * 3.2 Minor Arguments * 3.3 Conscience and Christian Morality * 3.4 Design Arguments * 3.5 Incorporeality Arguments * 3.6 Miracles * 3.7 The Excellency of Christianity * 3.8 Arguments against the Atheist * The Unprevalence of Arguments against God's Existence Introduction Boyle - The Manuscript Material * 4.1 Boyle on Epicurean Atheism * 4.2 Intellectual Impediments * 4.3 Mistaken Ideas about the Deity * 4.4 The Atheist's Failure to Consider Relevant Points * 4.5 Tu Quoque (the Atheist Has the Same Problems as the Believer) * 4.6 The Response to the Atheist's Objections * The Conclusion APPENDIX A: DATING APPENDIX B: PEOPLE MENTIONED BY BOYLE IN THIS VOLUME NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX