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Author Shank, John Bennett.

Title The Newton wars and the beginning of the French Enlightenment [electronic resource] / J.B. Shank.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 571 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-548) and index.
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.
Summary A study of public culture, this book digs beneath the surface of the commonplace narratives that link Newton with the Enlightenment to examine the actual historical changes that brought them togather in 18th century time and space. Shank re-examines Newton's status as the father of modern physics and the philosophe movement.
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Subject Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Influence.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Influence.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Science -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Enlightenment -- France.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 18th century.
Chronological Term 1700 - 1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Shank, John Bennett. Newton wars and the beginning of the French Enlightenment. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008 9780226749457 0226749452 (DLC) 2008006414 (OCoLC)176979921
ISBN 9780226749471 (electronic bk.)
0226749479 (electronic bk.)
9780226749457 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226749452 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786611966454