By Steffen Ducheyne

ISBN-10: 9400721250

ISBN-13: 9789400721258

ISBN-10: 9400737211

ISBN-13: 9789400737211

In this monograph, Steffen Ducheyne presents a traditionally special and systematically wealthy explication of Newton’s technique. through the pages of this publication, will probably be proven that Newton built a fancy natural-philosophical method which encompasses approaches to lessen inductive chance through the technique of concept formation and which, thereby, surpasses a customary hypothetico-deductive methodological atmosphere. hence, will probably be highlighted that the so-called ‘Newtonian Revolution’ was once no longer constrained to the empirical and theoretical dimensions of technological know-how, yet utilized both to the methodological measurement of technology. moreover, it will likely be documented that Newton’s method was once faraway from static and that it built along together with his medical paintings. realization can be paid not just to the successes of Newton’s cutting edge technique, yet both to its tensions and boundaries. according to a radical learn of Newton’s extant manuscripts, this monograph will handle and contextualize, inter alia, Newton’s causal realism, his perspectives on motion at a distance and area and time, the prestige of effective causation within the /Principia/, the various levels of his method, his remedy of strength and the materials of the physico-mathematical types within the context of publication I of the /Principia/, the analytic a part of the argument for common gravitation, the which means and importance of his regulae philosophandi, the methodological changes among his mechanical and optical paintings, and, eventually, the interaction among Newton’s theology and his ordinary philosophy.