Never at Rest

Never at Rest
A Biography of Isaac Newton

by Richard S. Westfall

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1983-04-29
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1107392799
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This richly detailed 1981 biography captures both the personal life and the scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of Newton the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure. Professor Westfall treats all aspects of Newton's career, but his account centres on a full description of Newton's achievements in science. Thus the core of the work describes the development of the calculus, the experimentation that altered the direction of the science of optics, and especially the investigations in celestial dynamics that led to the law of universal gravitation.

Never at Rest

Never at Rest
A Biography of Isaac Newton

by Richard S. Westfall

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1983-04-29
  • Pages : 908
  • ISBN : 9780521274357
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Destined to become the standard biography of Isaac Newton, this meticulously detailed work centers on his scientific career, but also deals with every facet of his life. Westfall has drawn on recent research which has fundamentally altered our perception of Newton.

The Life of Isaac Newton

The Life of Isaac Newton
A Book

by Richard S. Westfall

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1993-03-26
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9780521432528
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Isaac Newton is indisputably one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. His achievements in mathematics and physics marked the culmination of the movement that brought modern science into being. In The Life of Isaac Newton, biographer extraordinaire Westfall lucidly and engagingly captures both the personal life and scientific career of Isaac Newton, presenting a fully rounded picture of Newton the man, the scientist, the philosopher, the theologian, and the public figure. This book is an abridged version of Professor Westfall's highly acclaimed and well known Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton. By eschewing technical details, the author makes this book accessible to a wide range of general readers interested in history of science and biography. Westfall is also the author of The Construction of Modern Science.

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton
Brilliant Mathematician and Scientist

by Natalie M. Rosinsky

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release : 2007-07
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780756522094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A biography of the famous seventeenth-century English physicist, Sir Isaac Newton, who formulated the laws of gravity, force, and motion.

Newton and the Counterfeiter

Newton and the Counterfeiter
A Book

by Thomas Levenson

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2011-03-17
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0571265758
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Already famous throughout Europe for his theories of planetary motion and gravity, Isaac Newton decided to take on the job of running the Royal Mint. And there, Newton became drawn into a battle with William Chaloner, the most skilful of counterfeiters, a man who not only got away with faking His Majesty's coins (a crime that the law equated with treason), but was trying to take over the Mint itself. But Chaloner had no idea who he was taking on. Newton pursued his enemy with the cold, implacable logic that he brought to his scientific research. Set against the backdrop of early eighteenth-century London with its sewers running down the middle of the streets, its fetid rivers, its packed houses, smoke and fog, its industries and its great port, this dark tale of obsession and revenge transforms our image of Britain's greatest scientist.

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton
Greatest Genius of Science

by Margaret J. Anderson

  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2014-12-15
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0766065715
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Isaac Newton is best known for his theories of motion and gravitation. These laws served as the foundation of science for the past three hundred years. In addition, using a prism, Newton first discovered the that sunlight is actually made up of light rays of many different colors. Among his other discoveries is the branch of mathematics called calculus.

The Eleven Pictures of Time

The Eleven Pictures of Time
The Physics, Philosophy, and Politics of Time Beliefs

by C K Raju

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2003-10-09
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN : 0761996249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raju puts forward an entirely new way of looking at the relationship between science and religion. Time links science to religion and values. He gives hard evidence of how political beliefs have affected the content of hard science, from the days of Newton, through the political manipulation of time beliefs.

Life After Gravity

Life After Gravity
Isaac Newton's London Career

by Patricia Fara

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2021-02-24
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0198841027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of Isaac Newton's decades in London - as ambitious cosmopolitan gentleman, President of London's Royal Society, Master of the Mint, and investor in the slave trade. Isaac Newton is celebrated throughout the world as a great scientific genius who conceived the theory of gravity. But in his early fifties, he abandoned his life as a reclusive university scholar to spend three decades in London, a long period of metropolitan activity that is often overlooked. Enmeshed in Enlightenment politics and social affairs, Newton participated in the linked spheres of early science and imperialist capitalism. Instead of the quiet cloisters and dark libraries of Cambridge's all-male world, he now moved in fashionable London society, which was characterized by patronage relationships, sexual intrigues and ruthless ambition. Knighted by Queen Anne, and a close ally of influential Whig politicians, Newton occupied a powerful position as President of London's Royal Society. He also became Master of the Mint, responsible for the nation's money at a time of financial crisis, and himself making and losing small fortunes on the stock market. A major investor in the East India Company, Newton benefited from the global trading networks that relied on selling African captives to wealthy plantation owners in the Americas, and was responsible for monitoring the import of African gold to be melted down for English guineas. Patricia Fara reveals Newton's life as a cosmopolitan gentleman by focussing on a Hogarth painting of an elite Hanoverian drawing room. Gazing down from the mantelpiece, a bust of Newton looms over an aristocratic audience watching their children perform a play about European colonialism and the search for gold. Packed with Newtonian imagery, this conversation piece depicts the privileged, exploitative life in which this eminent Enlightenment figure engaged, an uncomfortable side of Newton's life with which we are much less familiar.

The Cambridge Companion to Newton

The Cambridge Companion to Newton
A Book

by Smith

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2002-04-25
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 9780521656962
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Newton's philosophical analysis of space and time /Robert Disalle --Newton's concepts of force and mass, with notes on the Laws of Motion /I. Bernard Cohen --Curvature in Newton's dynamics /J. Bruce Brackenridge and Michael Nauenberg --Methodology of the Principia /George E. Smith --Newton's argument for universal gravitation /William Harper --Newton and celestial mechanics /Curtis Wilson --Newton's optics and atomism /Alan E. Shapiro --Newton's metaphysics /Howard Stein --Analysis and synthesis in Newton's mathematical work /Niccolò Guicciardini --Newton, active powers, and the mechanical philosophy /Alan Gabbey --Background to Newton's chymistry /William Newman --Newton's alchemy /Karin Figala --Newton on prophecy and the Apocalypse /Maurizio Mamiani --Newton and eighteenth-century Christianity /Scott Mandelbrote --Newton versus Leibniz : from geomentry to metaphysics /A. Rupert Hall --Newton and the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence /Domenico Bertoloni Meli.

The Upright Thinkers

The Upright Thinkers
The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

by Leonard Mlodinow

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2015-05-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0141981008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this fascinating and illuminating work, Leonard Mlodinow guides us through the critical eras and events in the development of science, all of which, he demonstrates, were propelled forward by humankind's collective struggle to know. From the birth of reasoning and culture to the formation of the studies of physics, chemistry, biology, and modern-day quantum physics, we come to see that much of our progress can be attributed to simple questions-why? how?-bravely asked. Mlodinow profiles some of the great philosophers, scientists, and thinkers who explored these questions-Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Lavoisier among them-and makes clear that just as science has played a key role in shaping the patterns of human thought, human subjectivity has played a key role in the evolution of science. At once authoritative and accessible, and infused with the author's trademark wit, this deeply insightful book is a stunning tribute to humanity's intellectual curiosity.

The Knowledge Machine

The Knowledge Machine
How an Unreasonable Idea Created Modern Science

by Michael Strevens

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2020-10-01
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0241205794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rich with tales of discovery from Galileo to general relativity, a stimulating and timely analysis of how science works and why we need it. 'The best introduction to the scientific enterprise that I know. A wonderful and important book' David Wootton, author of The Invention of Science It is only in the last three centuries that the formidable knowledge-making machine we call modern science has transformed our way of life and our vision of the universe - two thousand years after the invention of law, philosophy, drama and mathematics. Why did we take so long to invent science? And how has it proved to be so powerful? The Knowledge Machine gives a radical answer, exploring how science calls on its practitioners to do something apparently irrational: strip away all previous knowledge - such as theological, metaphysical or political beliefs - and channel unprecedented energy into observation and experiment. In times of climate extremes, novel diseases and rapidly advancing technology, Strevens contends that we need more than ever to grasp the inner workings of our knowledge machine. 'A stylish and accessible investigation into the nature of the scientific method' Nigel Warburton, Philosophy Bites 'This elegant book takes us to the heart of the scientific enterprise' David Papineau, King's College London, author of Knowing the Score 'This book is a delight to read, richly illustrated with wonderfully told incidents from the history of natural science' Nancy Cartwright, University of California San Diego

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

by James Geick

  • Publisher : Svenska Historiska Media Förlag AB
  • Release : 2015-02-03
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 917593051X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Isaac Newton (1643–1727) föddes i en värld av mörker, ovisshet och magi. Han saknade föräldrar, älskarinnor, vänner och grälade bittert med de framstående män som korsade hans väg. Han höljde sitt arbete i hemlighetsfullhet och lyckades upptäcka mer av den väsentliga kärnan i människans kunskap än vad någon annan gjort, vare sig förr eller senare. Newton var den moderna världens chefsarkitekt. Det var han som löste de uråldriga filosofiska gåtorna om ljus och rörelse, och det var i praktiken han som upptäckte gravitationen. Genom att visa hur man förutsäger himlakropparnas omloppsbanor kunde han fastställa vår plats i universum. Det som Newton kom fram till utgör än idag själva kärnan i det vi vet. James Gleick berättar inträngande om Newton som person och hur hans personlighet och upplevelser ledde fram till de vetenskapliga upptäckterna. Gleicks berättelse är skriven nästan som en roman med syftet att få människan Newton att framträda, inte bara vetenskapsmannen och hans upptäckter. Recensenter i USA utnämner Gleick till en av de bästa skildrarna av populärvetenskap för läsare utan specialkunskaper.

Catching the Light

Catching the Light
The Entwined History of Light and Mind

by Arthur Zajonc

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9780195095753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examination of the fundamental nature of light in mankind's history, world, and life.

The Language of Time: A Reader

The Language of Time: A Reader
A Book

by Inderjeet Mani,James Pustejovsky,Robert Gaizauskas

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2005-05-27
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN : 0191533300
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This reader collects and introduces important work in linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics on the use of linguistic devices in natural languages to situate events in time: whether they are past, present, or future; whether they are real or hypothetical; when an event might have occurred, and how long it could have lasted. In focussing on the treatment and retrieval of time-based information it seeks to lay the foundation for temporally-aware natural language computer processing systems, for example those that process documents on the worldwide web to answer questions or produce summaries. The development of such systems requires the application of technical knowledge from many different disciplines. The book is the first to bring these disciplines together, by means of classic and contemporary papers in four areas: tense, aspect, and event structure; temporal reasoning; the temporal structure of natural language discourse; and temporal annotation. Clear, self-contained editorial introductions to each area provide the necessary technical background for the non-specialist, explaining the underlying connections across disciplines. A wide range of students and professionals in academia and industry will value this book as an introduction and guide to a new and vital technology. The former include researchers, students, and teachers of natural language processing, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, computer science, information retrieval (including the growing speciality of question-answering), library sciences, human-computer interaction, and cognitive science. Those in industry include corporate managers and researchers, software product developers, and engineers in information-intensive companies, such as on-line database and web-service providers.

Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton’s Theology

Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton’s Theology
A Book

by J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 1990-05-31
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780792305835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of essays is the fruit of about fifteen years of discussion and research by James Force and me. As I look back on it, our interest and concern with Newton's theological ideas began in 1975 at Washington University in St. Louis. James Force was a graduate student in philosophy and I was a professor there. For a few years before, I had been doing research and writing on Millenarianism and Messianism in the 17th and 18th centuries, touching occasionally on Newton. I had bought a copy of Newton's Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John for a few pounds and, occasionally, read in it. In the Spring of 1975 I was giving a graduate seminar on Millenarian and Messianic ideas in the development of modem philosophy. Force was in the seminar. One day he came very excitedly up to me and said he wanted to write his dissertation on William Whiston. At that point in history, the only thing that came to my mind about Whiston was that he had published a, or the, standard translation of Josephus (which I also happened to have in my library. ) Force told me about the amazing views he had found in Whiston's notes on Josephus and in some of the few writings he could find in St. Louis by, or about, Whiston, who was Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge and who wrote inordinately on Millenarian theology.

Einstein from 'B' to 'Z'

Einstein from 'B' to 'Z'
A Book

by John Stachel

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2001-12-10
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN : 9780817641436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Stachel, the author of this collection of 37 published and unpublished articles on Albert Einstein, has written about Einstein and his work for over 40 years. Trained as a theoretical physicist specializing in the theory of relativity, he was chosen as the founding editor of The Collected papers of Albert Einstein 25 years ago, and is currently Director of the Boston University Center for Einstein Studies. Based on a detailed study of documentary evidence, much of which was newly discovered in the course of his work, Stachel debunks many of the old (and some new) myths about Einstein and offers novel insight into his life and work. Throughout the volume, a new, more human picture of Einstein is offered to replace the plaster saint of popular legend. In particular, a youthful Einstein emerges from the obscurity that previously shrouded his early years, and much new light is shed on the origins of the special and general theories of relativity. Also discussed in some detail are Einstein's troubled relationship with his first wife, his friendships with other physicists such as Eddington, Bose, and Pauli, and his Jewish identity. The essays are grouped thematically into the following areas: * The Human Side * Editing the Einstein Papers * Surveys of Einstein's Work * Special Relativity * General Relativity * Quantum Theory * Einstein and Other Scientists * Book Reviews Because the essays are independent of one another, readers will be able to dip into this collection to satisfy varying interests. It will be of particular interest to historians of 20th century science, working physicists, and students, as well as to the many members of the general reading public who continue to be fascinated by aspects of Einstein's life and work.

Dialogues of Plato

Dialogues of Plato
Translated Into English, with Analyses and Introduction

by Benjamin Jowett

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-11-30
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN : 1108012124
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume 3 of this 1871 work represents an important contribution to the study of Plato in the English-speaking world.

Complete Works

Complete Works
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : WS
  • Release : 2019-07-05
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 2291074180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plato (428/427–348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders of Western philosophy by recording the teachings of his master and his own philosophies in 35 dialogues and 13 letters (some are disputed as spurious). However, this collection features only 25 authentic works from the reproduced source. Benjamin Jowett is credited for translating these works into English.

The Complete Works: Apology, Symposium, The Republic. Illustrated

The Complete Works: Apology, Symposium, The Republic. Illustrated
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Release : 2020-11-18
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plato (429?–347 B.C.E.) is, by any reckoning, one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and one of the most penetrating, wide-ranging, and influential authors in the history of philosophy. An Athenian citizen of high status, he displays in his works his absorption in the political events and intellectual movements of his time, but the questions he raises are so profound and the strategies he uses for tackling them so richly suggestive and provocative that educated readers of nearly every period have in some way been influenced by him, and in practically every age there have been philosophers who count themselves Platonists in some important respects. He was so self-conscious about how philosophy should be conceived, and what its scope and ambitions properly are, and he so transformed the intellectual currents with which he grappled, that the subject of philosophy, as it is often conceived—a rigorous and systematic examination of ethical, political, metaphysical, and epistemological issues, armed with a distinctive method—can be called his invention. Few other authors in the history of Western philosophy approximate him in depth and range: perhaps only Aristotle (who studied with him), Aquinas, and Kant would be generally agreed to be of the same rank. Translations EUTHYPHRO APOLOGY CRITO HIPPIAS MAJOR HIPPIAS MINOR FIRST ALCIBIADES CHARMIDES LACHES LYSIS ION PHAEDO CRATYLUS EUTHYDEMUS PROTAGORAS GORGIAS MENO MENEXENUS SYMPOSIUM THE REPUBLIC PHAEDRUS PARMENIDES THEAETETUS CLITOPHON TIMAEUS CRITIAS SOPHIST STATESMAN PHILEBUS LAWS The Spurious Works SECOND ALCIBIADES HIPPARCHUS THE RIVAL LOVERS THEAGES MINOS EPINOMIS SISYPHUS AXIOCHUS DEMODOCUS ERYXIAS HALCYON ON JUSTICE ON VIRTUE DEFINITIONS EPIGRAMS The Epistles The Criticism PLATO AND PLATONISM by Walter Horatio Pater INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY AND WRITINGS OF PLATO by Thomas Taylor Extract from ‘REPRESENTATIVE MEN’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson PLATO: LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF GREAT TEACHERS by Elbert Hubbard The Biographies PLATO: LIVES OF THE EMINENT PHILOSOPHERS by Diogenes Laertius THE LIFE OF PLATO by Hesychius of Miletus THE LIFE OF PLATO by Olympiodorus

Plato: The Complete Works : From the greatest Greek philosopher, known for The Republic, Symposium, Apology, Phaedrus, Laws, Crito, Phaedo, Timaeus, Meno, ... Protagoras, Statesman and Critias

Plato: The Complete Works : From the greatest Greek philosopher, known for The Republic, Symposium, Apology, Phaedrus, Laws, Crito, Phaedo, Timaeus, Meno, ... Protagoras, Statesman and Critias
A Book

by Plato

  • Publisher : Flip
  • Release : 2018-04-09
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 2291010964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plato (428/427–348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders of Western philosophy by recording the teachings of his master and his own philosophies in 35 dialogues and 13 letters (some are disputed as spurious). However, this collection features only 25 authentic works from the reproduced source. Benjamin Jowett is credited for translating these works into English.