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Isaac Newton. Adventurer in Thought.

HALL, A. Rupert:

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ISBN 10: 0631179062 / ISBN 13: 9780631179061
Editorial: Oxford & Cambridge: Blackwell, 1992., 1992
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First Edition. xv, 468 pp. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería 02668

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Título: Isaac Newton. Adventurer in Thought.

Editorial: Oxford & Cambridge: Blackwell, 1992.

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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In this elegant, absorbing biography of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Rupert Hall surveys the vast field of modern scholarship in order to interpret Newton's mathematical and experimental approach to nature. Mathematics was always the deepest, most innovative and productive of Newton's interests. However, he was also a historian, theologian, chemist, civil servant and natural philosopher. These diverse studies were unified in his single design as a Christian to explore every facet of God's creation. The exploration during the past forty years of Newton's huge manuscript legacy, has greatly altered previous stories of Newton's life, throwing new light on his personality and intellect. Hall's discussion of this research, first published in 1992, shows that Newton cannot simply be explained as a Platonist, or mystic. He remains a complex and enigmatic genius with an immensely imaginative and commonsensical mind.

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The exploration of Newton's huge manuscript legacy during the past forty years has greatly altered previous stories of his life. This discussion shows that he cannot simply be explained as a Platonist, or mystic, and remains the ever complex and enigmatic genius.

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