My colleague and friend Maggie Osler died yesterday. She was a wonderful person, and an admirable scholar of early modern science and natural philosophy, the Scientific Revolution, and especially on Boyle, Descartes, Gassendi, and Newton.
Her 1994 book Divine Will and the Mechanical Philosophy is a standard. And I look forward to reading her last book, Reconfiguring the World. I am so very sad that I don’t get to talk to her about it anymore.