Newton's Philosophy

[Revised entry by Andrew Janiak on May 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) lived in a philosophically rich and tumultuous time, one that saw the
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[Revised entry by Andrew Janiak on May 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) lived in a philosophically rich and tumultuous time, one that saw the end of the Aristotelian dominance of philosophy in Europe, the rise and fall of Cartesianism, the emergence of "experimental philosophy" (later called "empiricism" in the nineteenth century) in Great Britain, and the development of numerous experimental and mathematical methods for the study of nature. Newton's contributions to mathematics - including the co-discovery of the calculus with his...

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