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Hardcover The Newton Wars and the Beginning of the French Enlightenment Book

ISBN: 0226749452

ISBN13: 9780226749457

The Newton Wars and the Beginning of the French Enlightenment

Nothing is considered more natural than the connection between Isaac Newton?s science and the modernity that came into being during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Terms like ?Newtonianism? are routinely taken as synonyms for ?Enlightenment? and ?modern? thought, yet the particular conjunction of these terms has a history full of accidents and contingencies. Modern physics, for example, was not the determined result of the rational unfolding...

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