Newton as Philosopher

Newton as Philosopher

by Andrew Janiak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521862868

ISBN-13: 9780521862868

Pub. Date: 07/10/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents Newton as an original and sophisticated contributor to natural philosophy, one who engaged with the principal ideas of his most important predecessor, Rene Descartes, and of his most influential critic, G. W. Leibniz. This rich treatment of his philosophical ideas, the first in English for thirty years, will be of wide interest to historians of…  See more details below

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This book presents Newton as an original and sophisticated contributor to natural philosophy, one who engaged with the principal ideas of his most important predecessor, Rene Descartes, and of his most influential critic, G. W. Leibniz. This rich treatment of his philosophical ideas, the first in English for thirty years, will be of wide interest to historians of philosophy, science, and ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521862868
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/10/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Note on texts and translations

1 Newton as philosopher, the very idea 1

2 Physics and metaphysics: three interpretations 11

3 Do forces exist? contesting the mechanical philosophy, I 50

4 Matter and mechanism: contesting the mechanical philosophy, II 87

5 Space in physics and metaphysics: contra Descartes 130

6 God and natural philosophy 163

Bibliography 179

Index 190

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