The Foundations of Newton's Alchemy

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9780521207867: The Foundations of Newton's Alchemy

This book sets the foundations of Newton's alchemy in their historical context in Restoration England. It is shown that alchemical modes of thought were quite strong in many of those who provided the dynamism for the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century and that these modes of thought had important relationships with general movements for reform in the same period.

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'Not every first book suffices to establish a reputation. Mrs Dobb's superb achievement does just that … No one interested in seventeenth century science should allow himself to miss the work.' Journal of the History of Medicine

'Dobbs's book should be read not only by scholars of Newton: it should be basic reading for students of the enlightenment as well as for historians interested in the connection between Renaissance Neoplatonism, broadly interpreted and the origins of modern thought.' The Eighteenth Century

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Sir Isaac Newton left at his death a large collection of papers on alchemy, mostly in his own handwriting; the importance of this legacy has been debated ever since. When it first appeared, Professor Dobb's detailed analysis of the foundations of Newton's alchemical pursuits further stimulated interest in the subject by firmly establishing the importance of alchemy in Newton's thought. This book sets the foundations of Newton's alchemy in their historical context in Restoration England. It is shown that alchemical modes of thought and particularly those of a Neoplatonic kind, were quite strong in many of those who provided the dynamism for the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century and that these modes of thought had important relationships with general movements for reform in the same period: reform of religion, philosophy, learning, society and of man himself. Newton's alchemy is thus seen as a critical link between Renaissance Hermeticism and the rational chemistry and mechanics of the eighteenth century.

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Dobbs, B. J. T.
Editorial: Cambridge University Press (1976)
ISBN 10: 052120786X ISBN 13: 9780521207867
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B. J. T. Dobbs
Editorial: Cambridge University Press (1976)
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