Newton's Philosophy of Nature: Selections from His Writings

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I. Sources
Isaaci Newtoni Opera quae exstant Omnia. Commentariis illustrabat Samuel Horsley. 5 vols. London, 1779-85.
Isaac Newton, The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy and His System of the World. Motte translation revised and supplied with an historical and explanatory appendix, by Florian Cajori . Berkeley, 1934.
Isaac Newton, Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light. 4th ed., corrected, London, 1730.
Isaac Newton, "New Theory about Light and Colours", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. No. 80, pp. 3075- 87. Feb., 1672.
Brewster Sir David, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1850.
Edleston J., Correspondence of Sir Isaac Newton and Professor Cotes, including letters of other eminent men. London, 1850.

II. Additional Sources and Works Cited in the Text and Notes
Ball W. W. R., An Essay on Newton's Principia. London, 1893.
Bentley R., Eight Sermons against Atheism. London, 1693.
Berkeley G., A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. Dublin, 1710.
Boyle R., The Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle, edited by Thomas Birch. 6 vols. London, 1772.
Burtt E. A., The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science. 2nd ed., revised. London, 1932.
Cajori F., "Newton's Twenty Years' Delay in Announcing the Law of Gravitation", Sir Isaac Newton 1717-1917. A Bicentenary Evaluation of His Work. The History of Science Society. Baltimore, 1928.
Cohen I. B., Preface to Newton Opticks. New York, 1952.
Descartes R., Meditationes de Prima Philosophia. Paris, 1641.
Keynes J. M., "Newton, the Man", The Royal Society Newton Tercentenary Celebrations. Cambridge, 1947.
Locke J., An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. London, 1690.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Editor's Preface vii
  • What Isaac Newton Started ix
  • Selections from Newton 1
  • I. The Method of Natural Philosophy 3
  • II. Fundamental Principles of Natural Philosophy 9
  • III. God and Natural Philosophy 41
  • IV. Questions on Natural Philosophy 68
  • V. Questions from the Optics 135
  • Notes 181
  • Selected Bibliography 205
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