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    Interpreting Newton Critical Essays

    ISBN-10: 0521766184
    ISBN-13: 9780521766180
    Author(s): Andrew Janiak, Eric Schliesser
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 450
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.870
    Language: English

    Andrew Janiak is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the editor of Newton: Philosophical Writings (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and author of Newton as Philosopher (Cambridge University Press, 2008). His most recent article is 'Substance and Action in Descartes and Newton' in The Monist (No 93, October 2010). He writes on early modern natural philosophy and on Kant.

    Eric Schliesser is BOF Research Professor of Philosophy at Ghent University. He has published widely on Newton, Huygens and their eighteenth-century reception (especially Hume and Adam Smith) as well as in the philosophy of economics. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Isaac Newton (Oxford University Press).

    Notes on contributors
    Newton and his contemporaries
    Newton's law-constitutive approach to bodies: a response to Descartes
    Leibniz, Newton and force
    Locke's qualified embrace of Newton's Principia
    What geometry postulates: Newton and Barrow on the relationship of mathematics to nature
    Philosophical themes in Newton
    Cotes's queries: Newton's empiricism and conceptions of matter
    Newton's scientific method and the universal law of gravitation
    Newton, Huygens, and Euler: empirical support for laws of motion
    What did Newton mean by 'Absolute Motion?
    From velocities to fluxions
    The reception of Newton
    Newton, Locke, and Hume
    Maupertuis on attraction as an inherent properly of matter
    The Newtonian refutation of Spinoza: Newton's Challenge and the Socratic Problem
    Dispositional explanations: Boyle's problem, Newton's solution, Hume's response
    Newton and Kant on absolute space: from theology to transcendental philosophy
    How Newton's Principia changed physics

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