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Isaac Newton's scientific method : turning data into evidence about gravity and cosmology

Author: William L Harper
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ. in paperbackView all editions and formats
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William L. Harper presents a compelling new account of Isaac Newton's work on gravity and the cosmos. He argues that Newton's inferences from phenomena realize an ideal of empirical success that is  Read more...

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Named Person: Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Harper
ISBN: 019957040X 9780198709428 0198709420 9780199570409
OCLC Number: 915468805
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2014 Patrick Suppes Prize for the philosophy of science awarded by the American Philosophical Society.
Description: XVII, 424 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Preface ; Acknowledgements ; 1. An Introduction to Newton's Scientific Method ; 2. Newton's Phenomena ; 3. Inferences from Phenomena (Propositions 1 and 2 Book 3) ; 4. Unification and the Moon-Test (Propositions 3 and 4 Book 3) ; 5. Christiaan Huygens: A great Natural Philosopher who measured gravity and an illuminating foil for Newton on method ; 6. Unification and the Moon-test: Critical Assessment ; 7. Generalization by Induction (Propositions 5 and 6 Book 3) ; 8. Gravity as a Universal Force of Interaction (Propositions 7- 13 Book 3) ; 9. Beyond Hypotheses: Newton's Methodology vs. Hypothetico-Deductive Methodology ; 10. Newton's Methodology and the Practice of Science ; Bibliography ; Index
Other Titles: Newton s Newtons
Responsibility: William L. Harper.

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In virtue of the significance of Newton's result for the history of science, Harper's book is an important contribution. * Journal of the History of Philosophy *

 
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