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Mechanism and materialism; British natural philosophy in an age of reason

Author: Robert E Schofield
Publisher: Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1970 [©1969]
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Named Person: Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Schofield
ISBN: 0691080720 9780691080727
OCLC Number: 66388
Description: vi, 336 pages 25 cm
Contents: Newton's legacy --
pt. I. Mechanism and dynamic corpuscularity, 1687-1740. Diffusion of a Newtonian creed --
Elaboration of a theory --
Experimental Newtonianism --
pt. II. Aether and materialism, 1740-1789. Second thoughts and the new revelation --
Newtonian pagans and heretics --
Early continental interactions --
The imponderable fluids --
Vital physiology and elementary chemistry --
pt. III. Neo-mechanism, 1760-1815. Forces, fluid dynamics, and fields --
Interregnum, 1789-1815.
Responsibility: [by] Robert E. Schofield.
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