Principia: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Annotated)
Principia: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Annotated)

The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, by Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) Translated into English by Andrew Motte (1693 – 1728) Published by Daniel Adee, 1846. Edited by N. W. Chittenden Addendum, by Nicolae Sfetcu: – Historical context: Action at … Read More

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William Blake, Europe a Prophecy
About God in Newton’s correspondence with Richard Bentley and Queries in Opticks

In Newton’s correspondence with Richard Bentley, Newton rejected the possibility of remote action, even though he accepted it in the Principia. Practically, Newton’s natural philosophy is indissolubly linked to his conception of God. The knowledge of God seems to be … Read More

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Isaac Newton: Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
Newton’s Principia on God-mediated action

As John Henry states, Newton simply wants to reaffirm the truth of God’s omnipresence without directly involving him in the physics of the world system. Newton simply wants to distance himself from a Cartesian concept of God and convince the … Read More

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Hooke - Elliptical orbit
Hooke’s claim on the law of gravity

Based on Galileo’s experiments, Newton develops the theory of gravity in his first book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (“Principia“) of 1686. Immediately after, Robert Hooke accused Newton of plagiarism, claiming that he unduly assumed his “notion” of “the rule of … Read More

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Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727)
Newton’s action at a distance – Different views

Different authors have attempted to clarify the aspects of remote action and God’s involvement on the basis of textual investigations, mainly from the Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, (Newton, 1999b) Newton’s correspondence with Richard Bentley (1692/93), (Bentley 1693) and Queries … Read More

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