Franklin

The Newton wars and the beginning of the French Enlightenment / J.B. Shank.

Author/Creator:
Shank, John Bennett.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 571 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Science -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Enlightenment -- France.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Influence.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 18th century.
Contents:
Newton without newtonianism : French mathematical science in the early eighteenth century
Sources of Enlightenment Newtonianism : toward a new climate of science in France after 1715
Preparing the battlefield : fighting for and against Newton after 1715
The invention of French Newtonianism : Maupertuis and Voltaire
Making the "philosophe" : Voltaire's Newtonianism and the scandal of the lettres philosophiques
A French culture war : the battle over Newtonianism
Leibnizianism and the solidification of the French Enlightenment.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-548) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9780226749457 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226749452 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
176979921
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