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Newton's Third Rule and the Experimental Argument for Universal Gravity

Domski, Mary (2022) Newton's Third Rule and the Experimental Argument for Universal Gravity. Routledge Focus on Philosophy . Routledge, New York. ISBN 978-1-032-02036-5

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Abstract

This book provides a reading of Newton’s argument for universal gravity that is focused on the evidence-based, “experimental” reason-ing that Newton associates with his program of experimental philoso-phy. It highlights the richness and complexity of the Principia and also draws important lessons about how to situate Newton in his natural philosophical context.
The book has two primary objectives. First, it defends a novel inter-pretation of the third of Newton’s four Rules for the Study of Natural Philosophy – what the author terms the Two-Set Reading of Rule 3. Second, it argues that this novel interpretation of Rule 3 sheds ad-ditional light on the differences between Newton’s experimental phi-losophy and Descartes’s “hypothetical philosophy,” and that it also illuminates how the practice of experimental philosophy allowed Newton to make a universal force of gravity the centerpiece of his explanation of the system of the world.
Newton’s Third Rule and the Experimental Argument for Universal Gravity will be of interest to researchers and advanced students work-ing on Newton’s natural philosophy, early modern philosophy, and the history of science.


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Item Type: Open Access Book
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Domski, Mary
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Depositing User: Dr. W. P.
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2022 19:59
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2022 19:59
Item ID: 20834
Publisher: Routledge
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.4324/9781003184256
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Date: 1 July 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20834

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