Hegel and Newtonianism

Hegel and Newtonianism

by Michael John Petry
     
 

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This is the first comprehensive survey of the way in which Hegel reacted to the pervasive Newtonianism of his day. Various eighteenth century developments in metaphysics, the foundations of mathematics, mechanics, optics and chemistry are considered, together with Hegel's assessment of them. It becomes apparent that the criticism he levels at several of the

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This is the first comprehensive survey of the way in which Hegel reacted to the pervasive Newtonianism of his day. Various eighteenth century developments in metaphysics, the foundations of mathematics, mechanics, optics and chemistry are considered, together with Hegel's assessment of them. It becomes apparent that the criticism he levels at several of the prevailing attitudes of his day assumes a new significance once a proper distinction is drawn between Newton's own views and those of his professed followers. One of the most remarkable results of the survey is the way in which it brings out the basic convergence of many of Hegel's views with those of the historical Newton. The work is rounded off with a fully annotated bibliography of the relevant sections of Hegel's private library.

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ISBN-13:
9780792322023
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
10/31/1993
Series:
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idees Series, #136
Edition description:
1993
Pages:
793
Product dimensions:
1.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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