How to capture ‘the truth’ in the sciences? A study of Isaac Newton’s natural theology

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Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) is widely considered to be one of the archetypal scientists of our time. Many of his scientific contributions are world-renowned and some of them are still taught in classrooms around the world to this day, for instance the theory of universal gravitation. Because of the general familiarity with these select parts of Newton’s work, one easily gets the impression that he was doing modern science. In this chapter, however, I question that impression by focussing on Newton’s notion of truth. By doing so, I intend to provoke questions about our own contemporary notion(s) of truth.
Originele taal-2English
TitelA question of truth
RedacteurenJoke Bauwens, Vincent Ginis, Trisha Meyer, Bart Van Kerkhove, Karl Verstrynge
Plaats van productieBrussels
UitgeverijVUBPress
Pagina's48-52
Aantal pagina's5
ISBN van geprinte versie978 94 6117 491 8
StatusPublished - 2023

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