Newton and Empiricism by Zvi BienerNewton and Empiricism by Zvi Biener

Newton and Empiricism

EditorZvi Biener, Eric Schliesser

Hardcover | July 1, 2014

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This is the first volume of original commissioned papers on the subject of Newton and empiricism. The chapters, contributed by a leading team of both established and younger international scholars, explore the nature and extent of Newton's relationship to a variety of empiricisms andempiricists. Among the many significant contributions of the volume are a detailed engagement with Newton's optical writings, a careful contextualization of Newton's methods in seventeenth century context, a critical analysis of the ways in which Locke and Hume responded to Newton, and a history ofthe reception of Newton's methods in astronomy.
Zvi Biener is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. His research concerns the unity of science in early modernity, particularly early-modern views on reduction, the interdependence of branches of knowledge, and the metaphysical underpinnings of the mathematical sciences. Eric Schliesser is BOF Research Professor at Gh...
Title:Newton and EmpiricismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. The Roots of Newton's Experimental Method1. Stephen Gaukroger: "Empiricism as a Development of Experimental Natural Philosophy"2. Dana Jalobeanu: "Constructing Natural Historical Facts: Baconian Methodology in Newton's First Paper on Light and Colors"3. Philippe Hamou: "Colorific Properties, Visual Sensation and Method in Newton's Opticks"II. Newton and 'Empiricist' Philosophers4. Lisa Downing: "Locke's Metaphysics and Newtonian Metaphysics"5. Geoff Gorham and Ed Slowik: "Locke and Newton on Space and Time and their Sensible Measures"6. Yoram Hazony: "Hume's Attack on Newton: A Reappraisal"7. Tamas Demeter: "Enlarging the Bounds of Moral Philosophy: Newton's Method and Hume's Science of Man"III. Newtonian Method in 18th and 18th -Century Science8. Tammy Nyden: "Living Force at Leiden: De Volder, 's Gravesande and the Reception of Newtonianism"9. Charles Wolfe: "On the role of Newtonian analogies in eighteenth-century life science: Vitalism and provisionally inexplicable explicative devices"10. George Smith: "Closing the Loop: Testing Newtonian Gravity, Then and Now"