The Cambridge Companion to Newton

The Cambridge Companion to Newton

by I. Bernard Cohen
     
 

In this volume a team of distinguished contributors examines all the main aspects of Newton's thought.See more details below

Overview

In this volume a team of distinguished contributors examines all the main aspects of Newton's thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521651776
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of contributors
Preface
Introduction1
1Newton's philosophical analysis of space and time33
2Newton's concepts of force and mass, with notes on the Laws of Motion57
3Curvature in Newton's dynamics85
4The methodology of the Principia138
5Newton's argument for universal gravitation174
6Newton and celestial mechanics202
7Newton's optics and atomism227
8Newton's metaphysics256
9Analysis and synthesis in Newton's mathematical work308
10Newton, active powers, and the mechanical philosophy329
11The background to Newton's chymistry358
12Newton's alchemy370
13Newton on prophecy and the Apocalypse387
14Newton and eighteenth-century Christianity409
15Newton versus Leibniz: from geometry to metaphysics431
16Newton and the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence455
Bibliography465
Index481

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