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Published: 12 October 2021

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780197567692

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Newton's Metaphysics


Eric Schliesser

  • First systematic study of the reception of Spinoza and Spinozism in Newton's circle
  • Demonstrates that Newton's General Scholium is directed at combatting Spinozism
  • Presents new interpretations of key features of Newton's metaphysics, including time, space, and laws
  • Shows how Newton's account of time is motivated by his theology
  • Includes two postscript responses to author's critics and colleagues