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Az isteni Newton Izsák
The Divine Newton

Author(s): Gábor Zemplén
Subject(s): Ontology
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Newton; history of science; physics; philosophy

Summary/Abstract: The paper overviews Newton’s legacy, major themes in the history of the reception of the Principia, and the Opticks. It describes the idiosyncratic ways Newton used mathematical modelling and literary strategies to present the content of his research in a form wellbuttressed against criticism. Some strands of the historiography of Newton’s reception are also discussed, including the Newtonian style (I.B. Cohen) and the alleged metaphysical barbarism (Burtt).

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 20-26
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian