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Newton and Newtonianism : New Studies - James E. Force

Newton and Newtonianism

New Studies

By: James E. Force (Editor), Sarah Hutton (Editor)

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Published: 30th January 2005
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Sir Isaac Newton's pre-eminence in the history of science remains ?xed, yet the picture which we have of the whole man, and of the in?uence of his wide-ranging intellect, has been changing rapidly as scholars have incre- ingly taken cognizance of those aspects of Newton's thought hitherto hidden in his unpublished manuscripts. At the start of the third millennium, we ?nd ourselves poised to launch the greatest revolution yet in Newton studies as an international team of scholars has been assembled to publish all of Newton's widely scattered unpublished papers. The William Andrews Clark Memorial LibraryhasbeenassociatedwiththeworldofNewtonianscholarshipforsome yearsthroughitspurchase,in1961,ofanimportantmanuscript("Paradoxical Questions concerning ye morals & Actions of Athanasius & his followers") and through its long association with Professor Richard H. Popkin (U. C. L. A. ) and Professor James E. Force (University of Kentucky). Through the g- th th erous sponsorship of both the U. C. L. A. Center for 17 - and 18 -Century Studies and the U. C. L. A. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library-which areunderthedirectionofProfessorPeterH. Reill-ProfessorsForceandP- kinwereabletostageaseriesofClarkLibraryconferencesdevotedtoNewton throughout the 1990s. The papers delivered at these conferences evolved into a series of important edited volumes whose general theme was the centrality of theological and religious ideas to Newton's intellectual formation. In the present volume, this longstanding project continues. Once again thanks to the th generosityofProfessorReillandtheresourcesoftheU. C. L. A.

From the reviews of the first edition:

"The book is an outcome of the efforts of several eminent scholars who are committed to the long standing project of publishing all of Newton's widely scattered unpublished papers. These papers open up a new view on aspects of Newton's thoughts that were scarcely acknowledged hitherto ... . The essays of the collection elucidate either the current state of Newton studies or the seminal figure of Newton himself." (Karl-Heinz Schlote, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1081, 2006)

Preface
Introduction
The new Newtonian scholarship and the fate of the scientific revolutionp. 1
Plans for publishing Newton's religious and alchemical manuscripts, 1982-1988p. 15
Digitizing Isaac : the Newton project and an electronic edition of Newton's papersp. 23
Was Newton a voluntarist?p. 39
Providence and Newton's Pantokrator : natural law, miracles, and Newtonian sciencep. 65
Eighteenth-century reactions to Newton's anti-trinitarianismp. 93
Prosecuting Athanasius : Protestant forensics and the mirrors of persecutionp. 113
Lust, pride, and ambition : Isaac Newton and the Devilp. 155
Women, science, and Newtonianism : Emilie du Chatelet versus Francesco Algarottip. 183
Reflections on Newton's alchemy in light of the new historiography of alchemyp. 205
The trouble with Newton in the eighteenth centuryp. 221
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ISBN: 9781402019692
ISBN-10: 1402019696
Series: International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Idees
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 30th January 2005
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.22