Professor Peter Anstey

BA (Hons) PhD Sydney, FAHA
Professor of Philosophy

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Teaching and supervision

  • Early modern philosophy
  • Experimental philosophy
  • Locke, Boyle, Bacon, Newton
  • French Philosophes

Awards and honours

Nicholas Anthony Aroney Research Fund 2017, The University of Sydney, 'Euclid’s Elements In The Early Modern Era'.

Faculty Research Support Scheme (FASS), The University of Sydney, ‘The Marciana Locke manuscript: analysis and evaluation’, June 2016–June 2017, AUD7,039

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2015

  • Cultures of Modernities in the Global Medieval and Pre-Modern World; Amer S, Sirantoine H, Klein E, Anstey P, Gagne J, Borghesi F, Wooding J, Shaw J, Griffiths H; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/SSSHARC Collaborative Projects Support Scheme.

2014

  • Experimental philosophy and empirical ethics: a historical reconstruction and philosophical assessment; Anstey P, Sorell T, Vanzo A; Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK)/Research Grant.

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 Locke's 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. (2017). The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2013). The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P., Jalobeanu, D. (2011). Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion: Descartes and Beyond. New York, US: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2006). John Locke: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Series II. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • 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. (2018). Bacon, Experimental Philosophy and French Enlightenment Natural History (forthcoming). In Raphaële Garrod and Paul J. Smith (Eds.), Natural History in Early Modern France: The Poetics of an Epistemic Genre, (pp. 205-240). Leiden/Boston: Brill.
  • Anstey, P. (2018). Locke and Cartesian Cosmology. In Philippe Hamou and Martine Pécharman (Eds.), Locke and Cartesian Philosophy, (pp. 33-48). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P. (2017). Experimental philosophy and the principles of natural religion, 1667-1720. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, (pp. 246-270). New York: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2017). Introduction. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, (pp. 1-15). New York: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2017). Newton and Locke. In Eric Schliesser and Chris Smeenk (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Newton, (pp. 1-23). Online: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P., Vanzo, A. (2016). Early Modern Experimental Philosophy. In Justin Sytsma, Wesley Buckwalter (Eds.), A Companion to Experimental Philosophy, (pp. 87-102). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2016). Locke and Natural Philosophy. In Matthew Stuart (Eds.), A Companion to Locke, (pp. 64-81). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2016). Locke and the problem of necessity in early modern philosophy. In Max Cresswell, Edwin Mares and Adriane Rini (Eds.), Logical Modalities from Aristotle to Carnap - The Story of Necessity, (pp. 174-193). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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 Dana Jalobeanu, Peter R. Anstey (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 Dana Jalobeanu, Peter R. Anstey (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 and 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). Early Modern Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction. In Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis (Eds.), The History of Western Philosophy of Religion: Early Modern Philosophy of Religion (Volume 3), (pp. 1-18). Durham: Acumen Publishing.
  • Anstey, P. (2009). Le ressort de l'air selon Boyle et Mariotte. In Myriam Dennehy, Charles 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 R. Anstey (Eds.), John Locke: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Series II, (pp. 1-18). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • 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

  • Anstey, P. (2018). Locke, the Quakers and enthusiasm. Intellectual History Review. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2017). A very principled project. Humanities Australia, 8, 80-85.
  • Anstey, P. (2016). Locke on measurement. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 60, 70-81. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2016). The coherence of cohesion in the later Leibniz. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 24(4), 594-613. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2015). Experimental pedagogy and the eclipse of Robert Boyle in England. Intellectual History Review, 25(1), 115-131. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2015). Francis Bacon and the laws of Ramus. HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, 5(1), 1-23. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2015). Further reflections on Locke's medical remains. Locke Studies, 15, 215-242.
  • Anstey, P. (2015). John Locke and the philosophy of mind. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 53(2), 221-244.
  • Anstey, P. (2014). D'Alembert, the "Preliminary Discourse" and experimental philosophy. Intellectual History Review, 24(4), 495-516. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2014). Philosophy of Experiment in Early Modern England: The Case of Bacon, Boyle and Hooke. Early Science and Medicine, 19(2), 103-132. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P., Harris, J. (2012). Introduction: Women, Philosophy and Literature in the Early Modern Period. Intellectual History Review, 22(3), 223-225. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P., Vanzo, A. (2012). The Origins of early modern experimental philosophy. Intellectual History Review, 22(4), 499-518. [More Information]
  • 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 Sterne. 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 Modern Physics, 35(2), 247-269. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2002). Boyle on seminal principles. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 33, 597-630. [More Information]
  • 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, 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. (1999). Boyle on Occasionalism: An Unexamined Source. Journal of the History of Ideas, 60, 57-81.
  • 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).

Scholarly Exhibition

  • 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

  • Anstey, P. (2017). John Locke (1632-1704). In Tim Crane (Eds.), Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Routledge.
  • 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.

2018

  • Anstey, P. (2018). Bacon, Experimental Philosophy and French Enlightenment Natural History (forthcoming). In Raphaële Garrod and Paul J. Smith (Eds.), Natural History in Early Modern France: The Poetics of an Epistemic Genre, (pp. 205-240). Leiden/Boston: Brill.
  • Anstey, P. (2018). Locke and Cartesian Cosmology. In Philippe Hamou and Martine Pécharman (Eds.), Locke and Cartesian Philosophy, (pp. 33-48). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Anstey, P. (2018). Locke, the Quakers and enthusiasm. Intellectual History Review. [More Information]

2017

  • Anstey, P. (2017). A very principled project. Humanities Australia, 8, 80-85.
  • Anstey, P. (2017). Experimental philosophy and the principles of natural religion, 1667-1720. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, (pp. 246-270). New York: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2017). Introduction. In Peter Anstey (Eds.), The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, (pp. 1-15). New York: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2017). John Locke (1632-1704). In Tim Crane (Eds.), Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2017). Newton and Locke. In Eric Schliesser and Chris Smeenk (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Newton, (pp. 1-23). Online: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2017). The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Routledge. [More Information]

2016

  • Anstey, P., Vanzo, A. (2016). Early Modern Experimental Philosophy. In Justin Sytsma, Wesley Buckwalter (Eds.), A Companion to Experimental Philosophy, (pp. 87-102). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2016). Locke and Natural Philosophy. In Matthew Stuart (Eds.), A Companion to Locke, (pp. 64-81). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2016). Locke and the problem of necessity in early modern philosophy. In Max Cresswell, Edwin Mares and Adriane Rini (Eds.), Logical Modalities from Aristotle to Carnap - The Story of Necessity, (pp. 174-193). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2016). Locke on measurement. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 60, 70-81. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2016). The coherence of cohesion in the later Leibniz. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 24(4), 594-613. [More Information]

2015

  • Anstey, P. (2015). Experimental pedagogy and the eclipse of Robert Boyle in England. Intellectual History Review, 25(1), 115-131. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2015). Francis Bacon and the laws of Ramus. HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, 5(1), 1-23. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2015). Further reflections on Locke's medical remains. Locke Studies, 15, 215-242.
  • Anstey, P. (2015). John Locke and the philosophy of mind. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 53(2), 221-244.

2014

  • Anstey, P. (2014). D'Alembert, the "Preliminary Discourse" and experimental philosophy. Intellectual History Review, 24(4), 495-516. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P. (2014). Philosophy of Experiment in Early Modern England: The Case of Bacon, Boyle and Hooke. Early Science and Medicine, 19(2), 103-132. [More Information]

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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

2012

  • Anstey, P. (2012). Francis Bacon and the classification of natural history. Early Science and Medicine, 17(1-2), 11-31. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P., Harris, J. (2012). Introduction: Women, Philosophy and Literature in the Early Modern Period. Intellectual History Review, 22(3), 223-225. [More Information]
  • Anstey, P., Vanzo, A. (2012). The Origins of early modern experimental philosophy. Intellectual History Review, 22(4), 499-518. [More Information]
  • 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 Dana Jalobeanu, Peter R. Anstey (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 Dana Jalobeanu, Peter R. Anstey (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 and 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). Early Modern Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction. In Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis (Eds.), The History of Western Philosophy of Religion: Early Modern Philosophy of Religion (Volume 3), (pp. 1-18). Durham: 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). Le ressort de l'air selon Boyle et Mariotte. In Myriam Dennehy, Charles 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 Sterne. 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 R. Anstey (Eds.), John Locke: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Series II, (pp. 1-18). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Anstey, P. (2006). Introduction. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 84(2), 155-157.
  • Anstey, P. (2006). John Locke: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Series II. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • 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 Modern Physics, 35(2), 247-269. [More Information]

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. [More Information]
  • 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, 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.

1999

  • Anstey, P. (1999). Boyle on Occasionalism: An Unexamined Source. Journal of the History of Ideas, 60, 57-81.

1995

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

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