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Title Newton and the Netherlands : how Isaac Newton was fashioned in the Dutch republic / edited by Eric Jorink and Ad Maas
Published Amsterdam : Leiden University Press, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Eric Jorink and Ad Maas -- 'The Miracle of Our Time': How Isaac Newton was fashioned in the Netherlands / Eric Jorink and Huib Zuidervaart -- Servant of Two Masters: Fatio de Duillier between Christiaan Huygens and Isaac Newton / Rob Iliffe -- How Newtonian Was HermanBoerhaave? / Rina Knoe -- The Man Who Erased Himself: Willem Jacob 's Gravesande and the Enlightenment / Ad Maas -- 'The Wisest Man to Whom this Earth Has as Yet Given Birth': Petrus van Musschenbroek and the limits of Newtonian natural philosophy / Kees de Pater -- Low Country Opticks: The optical pursuits of Lambert ten Kate and Daniel Fahrenheit in early Dutch 'Newtonianism' / Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis -- Defining the Supernatural: The Dutch Newtonians, the Bible and the Laws of Nature / Rienk Vermij -- Anti-Newtonianism and RadicalEnlightenment / Jordy Geerlings -- Newtonianism at the Dutch Universities during the Enlightenment: The teaching of 'philosophy' from 's Gravesande to Van Swinden / Henri Krop
Summary In the course of the eighteenth century, Newton's ideas (in different guises and interpretations) became a veritable hype in Dutch society. In "Newton & the Netherlands" Newton's sudden success is analyzed in great depth and put into a new perspective
Analysis Wetenschap algemeen
Notes "Museum Boerhaave, Leiden"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Natural history -- Philosophy.
Natural history -- Netherlands.
Natural theology.
Philosophy, Dutch.
Physics -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Book (monograph)
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Jorink, Eric, editor, author
Maas, Ad, 1970- 1970- editor, author
ISBN 9400600550 (pdf)
9400601239 (ePub)
9789400600553 (pdf)
9789400601239 (ePub)