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Never at Rest

Never at Rest

Author: Richard S. Westfall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521274354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 934

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Destined to become the standard biography of Isaac Newton, this meticulously detailed work centers on his scientific career, but also deals with every facet of his life. Westfall has drawn on recent research which has fundamentally altered our perception of Newton.

The Eleven Pictures of Time

The Eleven Pictures of Time

Author: C K Raju

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761996248

Category: Social Science

Page: 589

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Raju puts forward an entirely new way of looking at the relationship between science and religion. Time links science to religion and values. He gives hard evidence of how political beliefs have affected the content of hard science, from the days of Newton, through the political manipulation of time beliefs.

Life After Gravity

Life After Gravity

Author: Patricia Fara

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198841029

Category: History

Page: 287

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The story of Isaac Newton's decades in London - as ambitious cosmopolitan gentleman, President of London's Royal Society, Master of the Mint, and investor in the slave trade. Isaac Newton is celebrated throughout the world as a great scientific genius who conceived the theory of gravity. But in his early fifties, he abandoned his life as a reclusive university scholar to spend three decades in London, a long period of metropolitan activity that is often overlooked. Enmeshed in Enlightenment politics and social affairs, Newton participated in the linked spheres of early science and imperialist capitalism. Instead of the quiet cloisters and dark libraries of Cambridge's all-male world, he now moved in fashionable London society, which was characterized by patronage relationships, sexual intrigues and ruthless ambition. Knighted by Queen Anne, and a close ally of influential Whig politicians, Newton occupied a powerful position as President of London's Royal Society. He also became Master of the Mint, responsible for the nation's money at a time of financial crisis, and himself making and losing small fortunes on the stock market. A major investor in the East India Company, Newton benefited from the global trading networks that relied on selling African captives to wealthy plantation owners in the Americas, and was responsible for monitoring the import of African gold to be melted down for English guineas. Patricia Fara reveals Newton's life as a cosmopolitan gentleman by focussing on a Hogarth painting of an elite Hanoverian drawing room. Gazing down from the mantelpiece, a bust of Newton looms over an aristocratic audience watching their children perform a play about European colonialism and the search for gold. Packed with Newtonian imagery, this conversation piece depicts the privileged, exploitative life in which this eminent Enlightenment figure engaged, an uncomfortable side of Newton's life with which we are much less familiar.

The Cambridge Companion to Newton

The Cambridge Companion to Newton

Author: Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521656966

Category: History

Page: 518

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Newton's philosophical analysis of space and time /Robert Disalle --Newton's concepts of force and mass, with notes on the Laws of Motion /I. Bernard Cohen --Curvature in Newton's dynamics /J. Bruce Brackenridge and Michael Nauenberg --Methodology of the Principia /George E. Smith --Newton's argument for universal gravitation /William Harper --Newton and celestial mechanics /Curtis Wilson --Newton's optics and atomism /Alan E. Shapiro --Newton's metaphysics /Howard Stein --Analysis and synthesis in Newton's mathematical work /Niccolò Guicciardini --Newton, active powers, and the mechanical philosophy /Alan Gabbey --Background to Newton's chymistry /William Newman --Newton's alchemy /Karin Figala --Newton on prophecy and the Apocalypse /Maurizio Mamiani --Newton and eighteenth-century Christianity /Scott Mandelbrote --Newton versus Leibniz : from geomentry to metaphysics /A. Rupert Hall --Newton and the Leibniz-Clarke correspondence /Domenico Bertoloni Meli.

The Upright Thinkers

The Upright Thinkers

Author: Leonard Mlodinow

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141981000

Category: Science

Page: 352

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In this fascinating and illuminating work, Leonard Mlodinow guides us through the critical eras and events in the development of science, all of which, he demonstrates, were propelled forward by humankind's collective struggle to know. From the birth of reasoning and culture to the formation of the studies of physics, chemistry, biology, and modern-day quantum physics, we come to see that much of our progress can be attributed to simple questions-why? how?-bravely asked. Mlodinow profiles some of the great philosophers, scientists, and thinkers who explored these questions-Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Lavoisier among them-and makes clear that just as science has played a key role in shaping the patterns of human thought, human subjectivity has played a key role in the evolution of science. At once authoritative and accessible, and infused with the author's trademark wit, this deeply insightful book is a stunning tribute to humanity's intellectual curiosity.

The Evolving Self

The Evolving Self

Author: Robert Kegan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674272315

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

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An examination of the evolution of the self-image from infancy to adulthood discusses the individual's efforts to find meaning in life and the developmental theories of the psychologist, Jean Piaget

The Language of Time: A Reader

The Language of Time: A Reader

Author: Inderjeet Mani

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191533303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 602

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This reader collects and introduces important work in linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics on the use of linguistic devices in natural languages to situate events in time: whether they are past, present, or future; whether they are real or hypothetical; when an event might have occurred, and how long it could have lasted. In focussing on the treatment and retrieval of time-based information it seeks to lay the foundation for temporally-aware natural language computer processing systems, for example those that process documents on the worldwide web to answer questions or produce summaries. The development of such systems requires the application of technical knowledge from many different disciplines. The book is the first to bring these disciplines together, by means of classic and contemporary papers in four areas: tense, aspect, and event structure; temporal reasoning; the temporal structure of natural language discourse; and temporal annotation. Clear, self-contained editorial introductions to each area provide the necessary technical background for the non-specialist, explaining the underlying connections across disciplines. A wide range of students and professionals in academia and industry will value this book as an introduction and guide to a new and vital technology. The former include researchers, students, and teachers of natural language processing, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, computer science, information retrieval (including the growing speciality of question-answering), library sciences, human-computer interaction, and cognitive science. Those in industry include corporate managers and researchers, software product developers, and engineers in information-intensive companies, such as on-line database and web-service providers.

NEET UG Physics Paper Study Notes |Chapter Wise Note Book For NEET Aspirants | Complete Preparation Guide with Self Assessment Exercise

NEET UG Physics Paper Study Notes |Chapter Wise Note Book For NEET Aspirants | Complete Preparation Guide with Self Assessment Exercise

Author: EduGorilla Prep Experts

Publisher: EduGorilla

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Category: Education

Page: 1856

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• Best Selling Book in English Edition for NEET UG Physics Paper Exam with objective-type questions as per the latest syllabus. • Increase your chances of selection by 16X. • NEET UG Physics Paper Study Notes Kit comes with well-structured Content & Chapter wise Practice Tests for your self evaluation • Clear exam with good grades using thoroughly Researched Content by experts.

Catching the Light

Catching the Light

Author: Arthur Zajonc

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195095758

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

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Examination of the fundamental nature of light in mankind's history, world, and life.

The Complete Works: Apology, Symposium, The Republic. Illustrated

The Complete Works: Apology, Symposium, The Republic. Illustrated

Author: Plato

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2200000182425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 3754

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Plato (429?–347 B.C.E.) is, by any reckoning, one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and one of the most penetrating, wide-ranging, and influential authors in the history of philosophy. An Athenian citizen of high status, he displays in his works his absorption in the political events and intellectual movements of his time, but the questions he raises are so profound and the strategies he uses for tackling them so richly suggestive and provocative that educated readers of nearly every period have in some way been influenced by him, and in practically every age there have been philosophers who count themselves Platonists in some important respects. He was so self-conscious about how philosophy should be conceived, and what its scope and ambitions properly are, and he so transformed the intellectual currents with which he grappled, that the subject of philosophy, as it is often conceived—a rigorous and systematic examination of ethical, political, metaphysical, and epistemological issues, armed with a distinctive method—can be called his invention. Few other authors in the history of Western philosophy approximate him in depth and range: perhaps only Aristotle (who studied with him), Aquinas, and Kant would be generally agreed to be of the same rank. Translations EUTHYPHRO APOLOGY CRITO HIPPIAS MAJOR HIPPIAS MINOR FIRST ALCIBIADES CHARMIDES LACHES LYSIS ION PHAEDO CRATYLUS EUTHYDEMUS PROTAGORAS GORGIAS MENO MENEXENUS SYMPOSIUM THE REPUBLIC PHAEDRUS PARMENIDES THEAETETUS CLITOPHON TIMAEUS CRITIAS SOPHIST STATESMAN PHILEBUS LAWS The Spurious Works SECOND ALCIBIADES HIPPARCHUS THE RIVAL LOVERS THEAGES MINOS EPINOMIS SISYPHUS AXIOCHUS DEMODOCUS ERYXIAS HALCYON ON JUSTICE ON VIRTUE DEFINITIONS EPIGRAMS The Epistles The Criticism PLATO AND PLATONISM by Walter Horatio Pater INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY AND WRITINGS OF PLATO by Thomas Taylor Extract from ‘REPRESENTATIVE MEN’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson PLATO: LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF GREAT TEACHERS by Elbert Hubbard The Biographies PLATO: LIVES OF THE EMINENT PHILOSOPHERS by Diogenes Laertius THE LIFE OF PLATO by Hesychius of Miletus THE LIFE OF PLATO by Olympiodorus

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PLATO

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PLATO

Author: Plato

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027201082

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1810

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This unique collection of Plato's complete works has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Plato (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Table of contents: Early works: Apology Crito Charmides Euthyphro First Alcibiades Greater Hippias Lesser Hippias Ion Laches Lysis Middle works: Cratylus Euthydemus Gorgias Menexenus Meno Phaedo Protagoras Symposium Republic Phaedrus Parmenides Theaetetus Late works: Timaeus Critias Sophist Statesman Philebus Laws Pseudonymous works (traditionally attributed to Plato, but considered by virtually all modern authorities not to have been written by him): Epinomis Second Alcibiades Hipparcus Rival Lovers Theages Cleitophon Minos Demoducus Axiochus On Justice On Virtue Sisyphus Eryxias Halcyon Letters There are also included a number of essays relating to various aspects of Plato's works.

Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton’s Theology

Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton’s Theology

Author: J.E. Force

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792305833

Category: History

Page: 244

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This collection of essays is the fruit of about fifteen years of discussion and research by James Force and me. As I look back on it, our interest and concern with Newton's theological ideas began in 1975 at Washington University in St. Louis. James Force was a graduate student in philosophy and I was a professor there. For a few years before, I had been doing research and writing on Millenarianism and Messianism in the 17th and 18th centuries, touching occasionally on Newton. I had bought a copy of Newton's Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John for a few pounds and, occasionally, read in it. In the Spring of 1975 I was giving a graduate seminar on Millenarian and Messianic ideas in the development of modem philosophy. Force was in the seminar. One day he came very excitedly up to me and said he wanted to write his dissertation on William Whiston. At that point in history, the only thing that came to my mind about Whiston was that he had published a, or the, standard translation of Josephus (which I also happened to have in my library. ) Force told me about the amazing views he had found in Whiston's notes on Josephus and in some of the few writings he could find in St. Louis by, or about, Whiston, who was Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge and who wrote inordinately on Millenarian theology.