William Whiston: Honest Newtonian

William Whiston: Honest Newtonian

by James E. Force


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521265904
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/29/1985
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List 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.

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