Who is Robert Boyle?June 26, 2021
Irish scientist and philosopher.
He was born on January 25, 1627, in Lismore, Ireland. It is rumored that Robert Boyle started speaking when he was only six months old and learned to read and write when he was one and a half years old. Afterwards, Boyle, who learned Latin, Greek and French in addition to his mother tongue English during his childhood, became a favorite student of the schools he attended as a rising star in his education life. He studied chemistry at the university and wrote his name in history as one of the world’s leading names in his field.
Robert Boyle is known as the scientist who saved the science of chemistry from the dead end he entered at that time. By revealing the relationship between gas pressure and volume, he discovered that electric forces are transmitted, not sound, under vacuum. Boyle is the scientist who defined elements, compounds and mixtures and developed a new concept of “chemical analysis”. He discovered Boyle’s Law, the first of the gas laws. The second gas law, after the one he discovered, was found more than a hundred years later, in 1787. In addition, he revealed that particle motion is also related to temperature.
He died on 31 December 1691.
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Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook