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William Whiston, honest Newtonian

Author: James E Force
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Sir Isaac Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Whiston; William Whiston; William Whiston; William Whiston; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Force
ISBN: 0521265908 9780521265904
OCLC Number: 10483621
Description: xxiii, 208 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: James E. Force.
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