Isaac Newton: Eighteenth-century Perspectives

Hardcover | November 1, 1998

byA. Rupert Hall

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This new work by one of this century's most eminent Newtonian scholars - Rupert Hall - brings together for the first time the early eighteenth century biographical notices of Sir Isaac Newton. The centrepiece of the book is a brand new translation of Paolo Frisi's biography, the firstpublished on Newton in 1778. Also included are the biographies by Fontenelle (1727), Thomas Birch (1738), Charles Hutton (1795), and John Conduitt. Each translation is accompanied by a commentary by Professor Hall. A brief biography and a bibliography of Newton have also been included for thereader. This book will be an extremely valuable addition to the works on Newton, and provide a fascinating text for historians of science

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This new work by one of this century's most eminent Newtonian scholars - Rupert Hall - brings together for the first time the early eighteenth century biographical notices of Sir Isaac Newton. The centrepiece of the book is a brand new translation of Paolo Frisi's biography, the firstpublished on Newton in 1778. Also included are the b...

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1: The BackgroundIntroductionJohn Conduitt's 'Memoir'Life records of Isaac NewtonA short bibliography of Newton's writings published before 1800Part 2: The BiographiesBernard le Bovier de Fontenelle's ElogeThomas Birch's articleThe Biographia Britannica articlePaolo Frisi's ElogioCharles Hutton's articleAfterwordAbbreviated titlesNotesAppendix: principal biographies of Isaac NewtonIndex