Recreating Newton: Newtonian Biography and the Making of Nineteenth-Century History of Science

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Routledge, Sep 30, 2015 - Science - 304 pages
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Examines Isaac Newton's changing legacy during the nineteenth century. This book focuses on 1820-70, a period that saw the creation of the specialized and secularized role of the 'scientist'. It shows how debates about Newton's character stimulated historical scholarship and led to the development of a new expertise in the history of science.

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