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Eléments de la philosophie de Newton

Œuvres complètes de Voltaire
Vol. No.
Vol. No.: 

15

Volume editor(s)
Volume editor(s): 
Robert L. Walters, W. H. Barber
Author: 
Voltaire
Publication Date
Publication Date: 
1992
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-0-7294-0374-0
Pages
Pages: 
829
Price Sterling (£): 
125

About the Book

About the Book: 

The Eléments de la philosophie de Newton constitute Voltaire's most ambitious achievement in the field of scientific exposition, the climax of an enthusiasm for Newton and his discoveries, which had begun in London in the 1720s. Running counter to the Cartesian philosophical and scientific model which had prevailed in France since the 17th century, this astonishing work melded physics with poetry to make Newton’s ideas accessible and bring the French scientific community into the 18th century.

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