Newton and the Netherlands

Newton and the Netherlands

By Eric Jorink
Book Description

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.

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