Isaac Newton, Adventurer in Thought.

By: [NEWTON] HALL, A. Rupert.

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8vo. xvi, 468 pp. Figs., bibliography, index. Printed wrappers; rubbed. Near fine. [br] ISBN: 052156669x "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." – Publisher. ". . . for anyone with an interest in the intellectual life of 17th century England it is well worth reading."

Title: Isaac Newton, Adventurer in Thought.

Author Name: [NEWTON] HALL, A. Rupert.

Categories: Science Biography,

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (1992).: 1992

ISBN Number: 052156669X

ISBN Number 13: 9780521566698

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: S12717

Keywords: Science Biography