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Newton as philosopher

Author: Andrew Janiak
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Newton's philosophical views are unique and uniquely difficult to categorise. Newton as Philosopher presents Newton as an original and sophisticated contributor to natural philosophy, one who engaged  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Janiak
ISBN: 9780521172448 0521172446
OCLC Number: 1011881008
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: xii, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; Notes on text and translations; 1. Newton as philosopher, the very idea; 2. Physics and metaphysics: three interpretations; 3. Do forces exist? Contesting the mechanical philosophy, I; 4. Matter and mechanism: contesting the mechanical philosophy, II; 5. Space in physics and metaphysics: contra Descartes; 6. God and natural philosophy; Bibliography; index.
Responsibility: by Andrew Janiak.

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