Newton and Empiricism

2015.04.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Zvi Biener and Eric Schliesser (eds.), Newton and Empiricism, Oxford University Press, 2014, 366pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.04.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Zvi Biener and Eric Schliesser (eds.), Newton and Empiricism, Oxford University Press, 2014, 366pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199337095. Reviewed by Katherine Brading, University of Notre Dame This edited collection has its origins in the 2010 Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science conference of the same title. It contains ten essays plus an introduction, and is divided into three sections, focusing on Newton's experimental method, his relationship to Locke and Hume, and the deployment and development of "Newtonian method" in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The volume provides new ways of thinking about Newton's contributions to philosophy for those familiar with early modern philosophy but not with Newton, and enriches and develops our understanding of Newton for those already familiar with some of Newton's own contributions to philosophy. It is a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding read (and, I. . .

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