Newton

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Irena Stepánová

Newton

Irena Stepánová

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

170 pages | 5 x 8 | © 2014
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9788024623795 Published October 2015 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
In 1936, following the sale of Newton’s unpublished manuscripts at auction, the scientific world was shocked: it turned out that Newton’s writings in physics and mathematics, often considered the foundations of modern science, were only a fragment of his writings, most of which were focused on theology and alchemy. In this study of Newton’s work and thought, Irena Štepánová argues for a Newton who was not the man of cold reason we know, but a “priest-scientist” with the life-long intention of carrying out an examination of God himself, as he revealed himself in both the world and in scriptural writings.
Contents
Acknowledgements
I. Introduction
II. Sources of Newton’s Inspiration
III. Newton the Theologian and Historian
IV. Newton the alchemist
V. Newton – the natural philosopher (scientist)
VI. Analysis of the Scholium Generale
VII. Conclusions
Zusammenfassung
Literature
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
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