Newton and the Netherlands

how Newton's ideas entered the Continent

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Newton and the Netherlands

paperback/ gebrocheerd: € 40.50: GRATIS verzending! (NL)

ISBN: 9789087281373, February 2012, Engels
Formaat: 23.5 (h) x 15.5 (b) x 1.5 (d) cm. Gewicht: 400 gram.

Uitgever: Leiden University Press

redactie: N. Akkerman; E. Jorink; P. Langman


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. Deze titel is onderdeel van de OAPEN Library -

Ad Maas is curator at the Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, the Netherlands.|Eric Jorink is researcher at the Huygens Institute for Netherlands History (Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences). He is the author of Reading the Book of Nature in the Dutch Golden Age, 1575-1715 (Leiden 2010).

Meer teksten en voorbeelden:

inhoudsopgaveContents - 6 Introduction - 8 'The Miracle of Our Time' How Isaac Newton was fashioned in the Netherlands - 14 Servant of Two Masters Fatio de Duillier between Christiaan Huygens and Isaac Newton - 68 How Newtonian Was Herman Boerhaave? - 94 The Man Who Erased Himself Willem Jacob 's Gravesande and the Enlightenment - 114 'The Wisest Man to Whom this Earth Has as Yet Given Birth' Petrus van Musschenbroek and the limits of Newtonian natural philosophy - 140 Low Country Opticks optical pursuits of Lambert ten Kate and Daniel Fahrenheit in early Dutch 'Newtonianism' - 160 Defining the Supernatural Dutch Newtonians, the Bible and the Laws of Nature - 186 Anti-Newtonianism and Radical Enlightenment - 208 Newtonianism at the Dutch Universitie sduring the Enlightenment teaching of 'philosophy' from 's Gravesande to Van Swinden - 228 Authors - 251 Index - 253
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