Goethe contra Newton: Polemics and the Project for a New Science of Color

Goethe contra Newton: Polemics and the Project for a New Science of Color

by Dennis L. Sepper, Dennis L. Sewer
     
 

Sepper shows that the condemnation of Goethe's attacks on Newton has been based on erroneous assumptions about the history of Newton's theory.See more details below

Overview

Sepper shows that the condemnation of Goethe's attacks on Newton has been based on erroneous assumptions about the history of Newton's theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521531320
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/13/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Defining the questions of the Farbenlehre; 2. The Farbenlehre in its origin; 3. The problematics of Newton's theory of white light and colors; 4. Factuality, certainty, and the organization of science; 5. Goethe and the ethos of science; Appendix; Notes; References; Index.

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