November 23 - Newtonian heterodoxies
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).
Isaac Newton, fragments from a Treatise on Revelation [you may also want to consult The Newton Project]
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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