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By J.E. Force, S. Hutton

This quantity includes 11 essays via eminent students which specialise in Newton's theology, his learn of alchemy, the early reception of Newtonianism, and the background of Newton scholarship. It comprises specific bills of the makes an attempt over the past sector of the 20 th century, to submit Sir Isaac Newton's theological manuscripts, together with an essay via the eminent historian of philosophy, Richard H. Popkin, relating to his involvement during this company, in addition to essays via Rob Iliffe and Scott Mandelbrote, the founding Editorial administrators of the Newton Manuscript venture, lately arrange to submit Newton's unpublished manuscripts for the 1st time. the quantity additionally positive aspects the rising interpretations of Newton's seminal theological concept, and its dating to his medical paintings, in addition to different vital essays which remove darkness from Newton's impact upon such a lot of of the advanced and doubtless paradoxical styles of the Enlightenment.

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I also learned that the French antique dealer named Fabius had some alchemy papers of Newton. I asked my friend, Paul Dibon, to make inquiries. He reported that he went to M. Fabius’s establishment and found the man in his pajamas. When the matter of Newton was raised, M. Fabius became hostile and paranoid, so we were unable to find out what exactly he had. A few years later a cousin of his became Prime Minister of France. I asked a friend of the Prime Minister if there was any way of getting information.

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