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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Contents

Acknowledgments
JeanBaptiste Biots ªNewton and its Translation 18221829
Defending the Hero
Francis Bailys Account of the Revd John Flamsteed 1835
Newtonian Studies and the History of Science 18351855
The ªregretful witness
The Affair of the Pascal Forgeries 18671870
Notes
The ªMythical and the ªHistorical Newton
Translations of Quotations from Biots ªNewton in Chapter 1
Index
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