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The Aspiring Adept:
Robert Boyle and His Alchemical Quest
Lawrence M. Principe

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Note on Primary Sources
Abbreviations
Introduction
Alchemy and Chemistry: A Crucial Note on Terminology and Categories
Ch. IBoyle Spagyricized
Ch. IISkeptical of the Sceptical Chymist
Ch. IIIThe Dialogue on Transmutation, Kinds of Transmutations, and Boyle's Beliefs
Ch. IVAdepti, Aspirants, and Cheats
Ch. VBoyle and Alchemical Practice
Ch. VIMotivations: Truth, Medicine, and Religion
Epilogue: A New Boyle and a New Alchemy
App. 1Robert Boyle's Dialogue on the Transmutation and Melioration of Metals
App. 2Interview Accounts of Transmutation and Prefaces to Boyle's Other Chrysopoetic Writings
App. 3Dialogue on the Converse with Angels Aided by the Philosophers' Stone
Works Cited
Index

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