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Certain Philosophical Questions Newton's Trinity Notebook

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ISBN-10: 0521530660

ISBN-13: 9780521530668

Edition: N/A

Authors: J. E. McGuire, Martin Tamny

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Isaac Newton wrote the manuscript Questiones quaedam philosophicae at the very beginning of his scientific career. This small notebook thus affords rare insight into the beginnings of Newton's thought and the foundations of his subsequent intellectual development. The Questiones contains a series of entries in Newton's hand that range over many topics in science, philosophy, psychology, theology, and the foundations of mathematics. These notes, written in English, provide a very detailed picture of Newton's early interests, and record his critical appraisal of contemporary issues in natural philosophy. Written predominantly in 1664-5, they give a significant perspective on Newton's thought…    
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Book details

List price: $67.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 532
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Preface
Commentary: Introduction
Infinity, indivisibilism, and the void
The Cartesian influence
Newton on projectile motion and the void
Physiology and Hobbesian epistemology
The origin of Newton's optical thought and its connection with physiology
Gravitation, attraction, and cohesion
Astronomy
Things and souls
Transcription and Expansion of Questiones Quaedam Philosophicae: Principles of the transcription and expansion
Appendix
Glossary
Symbols and shorthand devices
Selected bibliography
Index