It has been suggested in the literature that, although Willem Jacob Xs Gravesande occasionally treated NewtonXs doctrines in a selective manner, he was nevertheless an unremitting follower of NewtonXs methodology. As part of a reassessment of Xs GravesandeXs Newtonianism, I argue that, although Xs Gravesande took over key terms of NewtonXs methodological canon, his methodological ideas are upon close scrutiny quite different from and occasionally even incongruent with NewtonXs views on the matter.
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Isaac Newton
- History and Philosophy of Scientific Methodology
- W. J. 's Gravesande
- Eighteenth-century Newtonianism