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By Sir Isaac Newton,H. S. Thayer

Aside from the Principia and low appearances of the Opticks, Newton's writings have remained mostly inaccessible to scholars of philosophy, technological know-how, and literature in addition to to different readers. This e-book presents a therapy with extensive illustration of the pursuits, difficulties, and numerous philosophic concerns that preoccupied the best medical brain of the 17th century.
Grouped in sections akin to equipment, rules, and theological issues, those choices function cross-references to comparable essays. beginning with an exam of the tools of usual philosophy--including the foundations of reasoning, the formula of hypotheses, and the experimental method--the essays discover the legislation of movement and the relationships among God and gravity, construction, and common layout. Discussions of questions concerning traditional philosophy contain theories on mild, colours, and perceptions. the amount concludes with soaking up choices from the Opticks and a important sequence of old and explanatory notes.

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