Interpreting Newton: Critical Essays


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This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading scholars presents research on Isaac Newton and his main philosophical interlocutors and critics. The essays analyze Newton's relation to his contemporaries, especially Barrow, Descartes, Leibniz and Locke and discuss the ways in which a broad range of figures, including Hume, Maclaurin, Maupertuis and Kant, reacted to his thought. The wide range of topics discussed includes the laws of nature, the notion of force, the relation of mathematics to nature, Newton's ...

Interpreting Newton: Critical Essays 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107624870

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Interpreting Newton: Critical Essays 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521766180