ISBN-10:
0521524873
ISBN-13:
9780521524872
Pub. Date:
08/22/2002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Janus Faces of Genius: The Role of Alchemy in Newton's Thought

The Janus Faces of Genius: The Role of Alchemy in Newton's Thought

by Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs
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ISBN-13: 9780521524872
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Isaac Newton, philosopher by fire; 2. Vegetability and providence; 3. Cosmology and history; 4. Modes of divine activity in the world: before the Principia; 5. Modes of divine activity in the world: the Principia period; 6. Modes of divine activity in the world: after the Principia, 1687-1713; 7. Modes of divine activity in the world: after the Principia, 1713-1727; 8. Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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The Janus Faces of Genius: The Role of Alchemy in Newton's Thought 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kaljic More than 1 year ago
This is without a doubt the best treatment of a little known, yet indispensible, aspect of Newton's thought. Most of us only know of Newton the scientist who "discovered" the law of gravity. Little do we know that this law of gravity was inextricably bound by his greater interest in alchemy. This book describes it all. The appendix is especially interesting because it contains actual alchemal texts, observations from his many experiements in alchemy. This is an engrossing read!