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Newtonianism
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1. Introduction

Newtonianism was a scientific and cultural movement of the 18th century that propagated throughout Europe a view of science inspired by the English mathematician and physicist Isaac Newton (1643–1727). The phenomenon had a number of distinct manifestations: the mainly British Newtonianism of Newton's immediate scientific f…

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Epple, Moritz, “Newtonianism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024783>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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