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Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Newton

Kosmos - Bios - Logos

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Newton

Kosmos - Bios - Logos

In 1936, following the sale of Newton’s unpublished manuscripts at auction, the scientific world was shocked: it turned out that Newton’s writings in physics and mathematics, often considered the foundations of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.

170 pages | 5 x 8 | © 2014

Biography and Letters


Table of 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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