×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Hegel and Newtonianism
     

Hegel and Newtonianism

by Michael John Petry (Editor)
 

See All Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789401047265
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idees Series , #136
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
Pages:
793
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.06(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews