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dc.contributor.authorDomski, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-27T04:01:44Z
dc.date.available2021-07-27T04:01:44Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2021-07-26T12:26:58Z
dc.identifierONIX_20210726_9781000449419_9
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50201
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/71450
dc.description.abstractThis book provides a reading of Newton’s argument for universal gravity that is focused on the evidence-based, "experimental" reasoning that Newton associates with his program of experimental philosophy. It highlights the richness and complexity of the Principia and also draws important lessons about how to situate Newton in his natural philosophical context. The book has two primary objectives. First, it defends a novel interpretation of the third of Newton’s four Rules for the Study of Natural Philosophy – what the author terms the Two-Set Reading of Rule 3. Second, it argues that this novel interpretation of Rule 3 sheds additional light on the differences between Newton’s experimental philosophy and Descartes’s "hypothetical philosophy," and that it also illuminates how the practice of experimental philosophy allowed Newton to make a universal force of gravity the centerpiece of his explanation of the system of the world. Newton’s Third Rule and the Experimental Argument for Universal Gravity will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working on Newton’s natural philosophy, early modern philosophy, and the history of science.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Focus on Philosophy
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCF Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.otherDescartes
dc.subject.otherearly modern experimental philosophy
dc.subject.otherhypothetical philosophy
dc.subject.otherIsaac Newton
dc.subject.otherMary Domski
dc.subject.otherone-set reading
dc.subject.otherPrincipia
dc.subject.otherthird rule
dc.subject.othertwo-set reading
dc.subject.otheruniversal gravity
dc.subject.otheruniversal qualities
dc.titleNewton's Third Rule and the Experimental Argument for Universal Gravity
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003184256
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
oapen.relation.isbn9781000449419
oapen.relation.isbn9781032020365
oapen.relation.isbn9781003184256
oapen.relation.isbn9781032026220
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages116


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