Professor Peter Anstey

ARC Future Fellow
Professor of Philosophy

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Selected grants

2012

  • The nature and status of principles in early modern philosophy; Anstey P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).

2009

  • Experimental philosophy and the origins of Empiricism; Anstey P; Royal Society of New Zealand/Marsden Fund Grant.

2005

  • John locke, botany and natural kinds; Anstey P, Harris S, Harris S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • The Clarendon edition of John Lockes writings on natural philosophy and medicine; Anstey P; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2002

  • Reason & reasonableness in early modern thought: Stage 2, survey of the De Beer & Lovelace collections.; Anstey P; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2000

  • John Locke and the new historiography; University of Sydney/Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Anstey, P. (2011). John Locke and Natural Philosophy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P. (2000). The Philosophy of Robert Boyle. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Edited Books

  • Anstey, P. (2013). The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P., Jalobeanu, D. (2011). Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion: Descartes and Beyond. New York, US: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2006). John Locke. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2006). John Locke: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Series II. London & New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Anstey, P., Schuster, J. (2005). The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Century: Patterns of Changes in Early Modern Natural Philosophy. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Anstey, P. (2003). The Philosophy of John Locke: New perspectives. London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

  • Anstey, P. (2013). Introduction. In Peter R. Anstey (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, (pp. 1-5). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P. (2013). John Locke on the Understanding. In Peter R. Anstey (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, (pp. 311-328). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P. (2013). The Theory of Material Qualities. In Peter R. Anstey (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, (pp. 240-260). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P. (2011). Essences and Kinds. In Desmond M. Clarke, Catherine Wilson (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe, (pp. 11-31). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P., Jalobeanu, D. (2011). Introduction. In Peter Anstey and Dana Jalobeanu (Eds.), Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion: Descartes and Beyond, (pp. 1-7). New York, US: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2011). The matter of medicine: new medical matter theories in mid-seventeenth-century England. In Peter Anstey and Dana Jalobeanu (Eds.), Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion: Descartes and Beyond, (pp. 61-79). New York, US: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2010). John Locke and Helmontian medicine. In Charles T. Wolf & Ofer Gal (Eds.), The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge: Embodied Empiricism in Early Modern Science, (pp. 93-117). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Anstey, P. (2009). Introduction. In Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis (Eds.), Early Modern Philosophy of Religion, (pp. 1-18). Stocksfield: Acumen Publishing.
  • Anstey, P. (2009). La resort de l'air selon Boyle et Mariotte. In M.Dennehy and C. Ramond (Eds.), La philosophie naturelle de Robert Boyle, (pp. 379-403). Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin.
  • Anstey, P. (2007). Literary Responses to Robert Boyle’s Natural Philosophy. In Juliet Cummins and David Burchell (Eds.), Science, Literature and Rhetoric in Early Modern England, (pp. 145-164). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.
  • Anstey, P. (2006). General Introduction and Introduction. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), John Locke: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Series II, (pp. 1-18). London & New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Anstey, P. (2005). Experimental versus Speculative Natural Philosophy. In Anstey, P and Schuster, J (Eds.), The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Century: Patterns of Changes in Early Modern Natural Philosophy, (pp. 215-242). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Anstey, P., Schuster, J. (2005). Introduction. In Anstey, P and Schuster, J (Eds.), The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Century: Patterns of Changes in Early Modern Natural Philosophy, (pp. 1-7). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Anstey, P. (2003). Introduction. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), The Philosophy of John Locke: New perspectives, (pp. xi-xvi). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Anstey, P. (2003). Locke on method in natural philosophy. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), The Philosophy of John Locke: New perspectives, (pp. 26-42). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Anstey, P. (2001). Boyle Against Thinking Matter. In Christopher Luthy, John E Murdoch, William R Newman (Eds.), Late Medieval and Early Modern Corpuscular Matter Theories, (pp. 483-514). Netherlands: Brill.
  • Anstey, P. (2000). Descartes cardiology and its reception in English physiology. In Stephen Gaukroger, John Schuster and John Sutton (Eds.), Descartes' Natural Philosophy, (pp. 420-444). London, UK: Routledge.

Journals

  • Burrows, J., Anstey, P. (2013). John Locke, Thomas Sydenham, and the "Smallpox Manuscripts". English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, 18, 180-214.
  • Anstey, P. (2012). Francis Bacon and the classification of natural history. Early Science and Medicine, 17(1-2), 11-31.
  • Anstey, P., Harris, J. (2012). Introduction: Women, Philosophy and Literature in the Early Modern Period. Intellectual History Review, 22(3), 223-225.
  • Anstey, P., Vanzo, A. (2012). The Origins of early modern experimental philosophy. Intellectual History Review, 22(4), 499-518.
  • Anstey, P., Principe, L. (2011). John Locke and the Case of Anthony Ashley Cooper. Early Science and Medicine, 16(5), 379-503. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2011). The Creation of the English Hippocrates. Medical History, 55(4), 457-478.
  • Harris, S., Anstey, P. (2009). John Locke's seed lists: a case study in botanical exchange. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 40(4), 256-264. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P., Burrows, J. (2009). John Locke, Thomas Sydenham, and the Authorship of Two Medical Essays. The Electronic British Library Journal, 3(2009), 1-42.
  • Anstey, P. (2009). The experimental history of the understanding from Locke to Stern. Eighteenth-Century Thought, 4(August 2009), 143-169.
  • Anstey, P., Hunter, M. (2008). Robert Boyle's 'Designe about Natural History'. Early Science and Medicine, 13(2), 83-126. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2006). Introduction. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 84(2), 155-157.
  • Anstey, P., Harris, S. (2006). Locke and Botany. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 37, 151-171. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2004). The Methodological Origins Of Newton's Queries. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 35(2), 247-269.
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Boyle on seminal principles. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 33, 597-630.
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Locke, Bacon and Natural History. Early Science and Medicine, 7(1), 65-92.
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Robert boyle and locke's "morbus" entry: a reply to j.c. walmsley. Early Science and Medicine, 7(4), 358-377.
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Robert Boyle and the heuristic value of mechanism*. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 33, 161-173.
  • Anstey, P. (2000). "De Anima" and Descartes: Making up Aristotle's Mind. History of Philosophy Quarterly, 17(3), 237-260.
  • Anstey, P. (1995). Thomas Reid and the Justification of Induction. History of Philosophy Quarterly, 12(1), 77-93.

Edited Journals

  • Anstey, P., Harris, J. (2012). Women, Philosophy and Literature in the Early Modern Period. Intellectual History Review, 22(3).
  • Anstey, P. (2006). The Philosophy of D.M. Armstrong. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 84(2).

Curated / Produced Exhibition / Event

  • Anstey, P. (2011). Experimental Philosophy: Old and New. De Beer Gallery Special Collections, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago.
  • Anstey, P., Campbell, K., Weblin, M. (2005). Philosophy by the Book. The Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Sydney, Australia: The Rare Books and Special Collections Library, University of Sydney.
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Origins of Modernity. Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.

Reference Works

  • MacIntosh, J., Anstey, P. (2010). Robert Boyle. In Edward N. Zalta (Eds.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2010 Edition). (pp. 1-39). http://plato.stanford.edu/: Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University.

Other

  • Anstey, P., Gomez, J., Vanzo, A., Walsh, K. (2010), Early Modern Experimental Philosophy.

2013

  • Anstey, P. (2013). Introduction. In Peter R. Anstey (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, (pp. 1-5). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P. (2013). John Locke on the Understanding. In Peter R. Anstey (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, (pp. 311-328). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Burrows, J., Anstey, P. (2013). John Locke, Thomas Sydenham, and the "Smallpox Manuscripts". English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, 18, 180-214.
  • Anstey, P. (2013). The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P. (2013). The Theory of Material Qualities. In Peter R. Anstey (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, (pp. 240-260). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2012

  • Anstey, P. (2012). Francis Bacon and the classification of natural history. Early Science and Medicine, 17(1-2), 11-31.
  • Anstey, P., Harris, J. (2012). Introduction: Women, Philosophy and Literature in the Early Modern Period. Intellectual History Review, 22(3), 223-225.
  • Anstey, P., Vanzo, A. (2012). The Origins of early modern experimental philosophy. Intellectual History Review, 22(4), 499-518.
  • Anstey, P., Harris, J. (2012). Women, Philosophy and Literature in the Early Modern Period. Intellectual History Review, 22(3).

2011

  • Anstey, P. (2011). Essences and Kinds. In Desmond M. Clarke, Catherine Wilson (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe, (pp. 11-31). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P. (2011). Experimental Philosophy: Old and New. De Beer Gallery Special Collections, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago.
  • Anstey, P., Jalobeanu, D. (2011). Introduction. In Peter Anstey and Dana Jalobeanu (Eds.), Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion: Descartes and Beyond, (pp. 1-7). New York, US: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2011). John Locke and Natural Philosophy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P., Principe, L. (2011). John Locke and the Case of Anthony Ashley Cooper. Early Science and Medicine, 16(5), 379-503. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2011). The Creation of the English Hippocrates. Medical History, 55(4), 457-478.
  • Anstey, P. (2011). The matter of medicine: new medical matter theories in mid-seventeenth-century England. In Peter Anstey and Dana Jalobeanu (Eds.), Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion: Descartes and Beyond, (pp. 61-79). New York, US: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P., Jalobeanu, D. (2011). Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion: Descartes and Beyond. New York, US: Routledge.

2010

  • Anstey, P., Gomez, J., Vanzo, A., Walsh, K. (2010), Early Modern Experimental Philosophy.
  • Anstey, P. (2010). John Locke and Helmontian medicine. In Charles T. Wolf & Ofer Gal (Eds.), The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge: Embodied Empiricism in Early Modern Science, (pp. 93-117). Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • MacIntosh, J., Anstey, P. (2010). Robert Boyle. In Edward N. Zalta (Eds.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2010 Edition). (pp. 1-39). http://plato.stanford.edu/: Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University.

2009

  • Anstey, P. (2009). Introduction. In Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis (Eds.), Early Modern Philosophy of Religion, (pp. 1-18). Stocksfield: Acumen Publishing.
  • Harris, S., Anstey, P. (2009). John Locke's seed lists: a case study in botanical exchange. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 40(4), 256-264. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P., Burrows, J. (2009). John Locke, Thomas Sydenham, and the Authorship of Two Medical Essays. The Electronic British Library Journal, 3(2009), 1-42.
  • Anstey, P. (2009). La resort de l'air selon Boyle et Mariotte. In M.Dennehy and C. Ramond (Eds.), La philosophie naturelle de Robert Boyle, (pp. 379-403). Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin.
  • Anstey, P. (2009). The experimental history of the understanding from Locke to Stern. Eighteenth-Century Thought, 4(August 2009), 143-169.

2008

  • Anstey, P., Hunter, M. (2008). Robert Boyle's 'Designe about Natural History'. Early Science and Medicine, 13(2), 83-126. [More Information]

2007

  • Anstey, P. (2007). Literary Responses to Robert Boyle’s Natural Philosophy. In Juliet Cummins and David Burchell (Eds.), Science, Literature and Rhetoric in Early Modern England, (pp. 145-164). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

2006

  • Anstey, P. (2006). General Introduction and Introduction. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), John Locke: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Series II, (pp. 1-18). London & New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Anstey, P. (2006). Introduction. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 84(2), 155-157.
  • Anstey, P. (2006). John Locke. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2006). John Locke: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Series II. London & New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Anstey, P., Harris, S. (2006). Locke and Botany. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 37, 151-171. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2006). The Philosophy of D.M. Armstrong. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 84(2).

2005

  • Anstey, P. (2005). Experimental versus Speculative Natural Philosophy. In Anstey, P and Schuster, J (Eds.), The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Century: Patterns of Changes in Early Modern Natural Philosophy, (pp. 215-242). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Anstey, P., Schuster, J. (2005). Introduction. In Anstey, P and Schuster, J (Eds.), The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Century: Patterns of Changes in Early Modern Natural Philosophy, (pp. 1-7). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Anstey, P., Campbell, K., Weblin, M. (2005). Philosophy by the Book. The Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Sydney, Australia: The Rare Books and Special Collections Library, University of Sydney.
  • Anstey, P., Schuster, J. (2005). The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Century: Patterns of Changes in Early Modern Natural Philosophy. Dordrecht: Springer.

2004

  • Anstey, P. (2004). The Methodological Origins Of Newton's Queries. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 35(2), 247-269.

2003

  • Anstey, P. (2003). Introduction. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), The Philosophy of John Locke: New perspectives, (pp. xi-xvi). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Anstey, P. (2003). Locke on method in natural philosophy. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), The Philosophy of John Locke: New perspectives, (pp. 26-42). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Anstey, P. (2003). The Philosophy of John Locke: New perspectives. London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2002

  • Anstey, P. (2002). Boyle on seminal principles. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 33, 597-630.
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Locke, Bacon and Natural History. Early Science and Medicine, 7(1), 65-92.
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Origins of Modernity. Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Robert boyle and locke's "morbus" entry: a reply to j.c. walmsley. Early Science and Medicine, 7(4), 358-377.
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Robert Boyle and the heuristic value of mechanism*. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 33, 161-173.

2001

  • Anstey, P. (2001). Boyle Against Thinking Matter. In Christopher Luthy, John E Murdoch, William R Newman (Eds.), Late Medieval and Early Modern Corpuscular Matter Theories, (pp. 483-514). Netherlands: Brill.

2000

  • Anstey, P. (2000). "De Anima" and Descartes: Making up Aristotle's Mind. History of Philosophy Quarterly, 17(3), 237-260.
  • Anstey, P. (2000). Descartes cardiology and its reception in English physiology. In Stephen Gaukroger, John Schuster and John Sutton (Eds.), Descartes' Natural Philosophy, (pp. 420-444). London, UK: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2000). The Philosophy of Robert Boyle. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

1995

  • Anstey, P. (1995). Thomas Reid and the Justification of Induction. History of Philosophy Quarterly, 12(1), 77-93.

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