The first full-length study of William Whiston, a contemporary and disciple of Sir Isaac Newton and successor to him as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge in 1703.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)|
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Foreword Richard H. Popkin; Preface; Introduction: Erkennen and Verstehen in the history of philosophy, and William Whiston's 'Newtonianism'; 1. The temper and times of a Newtonian controversialist; 2. Whiston, the Burnet controversy, and Newtonian biblical interpretation; 3. Whiston's Newtonian argument from prophecy; divine providence; and the criticism of Anthony Collins; 4. Whiston's Newtonian biblical interpretation and the rage of party, radical Arianism, and millennial expectations; 5. Deism and divine providence in Whiston and Newton; Notes; Index.