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The Dutch Republic proved to be extremely receptive to the groundbreaking ideas of Isaac Newton (1643­-1727). Dutch scholars such as Willem Jacob Gravesande and Petrus van Musschenbroek played a crucial role in the dissemination of Newton’s work, not only in the Netherlands, but also in the rest of Europe. With Newton and the Netherlands, editors Eric Jorink and Ad Maas collect a variety of essays that seek to contextualize Newtonian ideas within Dutch intellectual history and examine Newton’s powerful influence on his contemporaries in the Netherlands

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half title, Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Introduction
  2. Eric Jorink, Ad Maas
  3. pp. 7-12
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  1. ‘The Miracle of Our Time’: How Isaac Newton was fashioned in the Netherlands
  2. Eric Jorink, Huib Zuidervaart
  3. pp. 13-66
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  1. Servant of Two Masters: Fatio de Duillier between Christiaan Huygens and Isaac Newton
  2. Rob Ilie
  3. pp. 67-92
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  1. How Newtonian Was Herman Boerhaave?
  2. Rina Knoe
  3. pp. 93-112
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  1. The Man Who Erased Himself: Willem Jacob ’s Gravesande and the Enlightenment
  2. Ad Maas
  3. pp. 113-138
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  1. ‘The Wisest Man to Whom this Earth Has as Yet Given Birth’: Petrus van Musschenbroek and the limits of Newtonian natural philosophy
  2. Kees de Pater
  3. pp. 139-158
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  1. Low Country Opticks: The optical pursuits of Lambert ten Kate and Daniel Fahrenheit in early Dutch ‘Newtonianism’
  2. Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis
  3. pp. 159-184
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  1. Defining the Supernatural: Dutch Newtonians, the Bible and the Laws of Nature
  2. Rienk Vermij
  3. pp. 185-206
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  1. Anti-Newtonianism and Radical Enlightenment
  2. Jordy Geerlings
  3. pp. 207-226
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  1. Newtonianism at the Dutch Universities during the Enlightenment: The teaching of ‘philosophy’ from ’s Gravesande to Van Swinden
  2. Henri Krop
  3. pp. 227-249
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  1. Authors
  2. pp. 250-251
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 252-256
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