Isaac Newton: Philosophical Writings

Isaac Newton: Philosophical Writings

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Isaac Newton: Philosophical Writings

Andrew Janiak examines Newton's philosophical positions and his relations to canonical figures in early modern philosophy through Newton's principal philosophical writings. Janiak's study includes excerpts from the Principia and the Opticks, Newton's famous correspondence with Boyle and with Bentley, and his equally significant correspondence with Leibniz, often ignored in favor of Leibniz's later debate with Samuel Clarke. (Newton's exchanges with Leibniz place their different understandings of natural philosophy in sharp relief.)

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ISBN-13: 9780521538480
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2004
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Andrew Janiak is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Duke University

Table of Contents

1. Correspondence with Robert Boyle [1679]; 2. 'De Gravitatione' [c. 1685]; 3. Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy [1687, first edition]; 4. Correspondence with Richard Bentley [1692–3]; 5. Correspondence with Leibniz [1693 and 1712]; 6. Correspondence with Roger Cotes [1713]; 7. 'An Account of the Book Entitled 'Commercium Epistolicum' [1715]; 8. Queries to the Opticks [1721].

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