Presentation: Fatma Nur + Robert
Discussion leaders: Darrah + Rebeka
Assigned reading:William Whiston, A New Theory of the Earth, From its Original, to the Consummation of all Things (1696) (and full text).
Margaret Jacobs, "Christianity and the Newtonian worldview," God and Nature (1986).
Isaac Newton, extract from the ‘General
Scholium’ from the Mathematical
Principles of Natural Philosophy, vol. 2 (London, 1729).
Sir Isaac Newton, "Query 31" from OPTICKS:
OR, A TREATISE OF THE Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours OF
LIGHT, 4th ed., corrected (London, 1730), 376-406 (abridged).
Frank Manuel, The Religion of Isaac Newton (1974).
Rob Iliffe, "The religion of Isaac Newton," The Cambridge Companion to Newton, 2d ed., 485-523.
Rob Iliffe, Priest of Nature: The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton (2017).
Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs, The foundations of Newton's alchemy : or, "The hunting of the greene lyon" (1975).
Jed Z. Buchwald and Mordechai Feingold, Newton and the Origin of Civilization (2013).
David Kubrin, "Newton and the cyclical cosmos: Providence and the mechanical philosophy," Journal of the History of Ideas 28 (1967): 325-346.
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