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The Newton wars and the beginning of the French Enlightenment

Author: John Bennett Shank
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Newton without newtonianism : French mathematical science in the early eighteenth century -- Sources of Enlightenment Newtonianism : toward a new climate of science in France after 1715 -- Preparing the battlefield : fighting for and against Newton after 1715 -- The invention of French Newtonianism : Maupertuis and Voltaire -- Making the "philosophe" : Voltaire's Newtonianism and the scandal of the lettres  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Newton wars and the beginning of the French Enlightenment
(NL-LeOCL)310111757
Named Person: Isaac Newton, Sir
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Bennett Shank
ISBN: 0226749479 9780226749471 0226749452 9780226749457
OCLC Number: 501339764
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 571 p.) : illustrations
Responsibility: J.B. Shank.

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Nothing is considered more natural than the connection between Isaac Newton's science and the modernity that came into being during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. This study challenges the  Read more...

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