Newton's "Experimental Philosophy"

@article{Shapiro2004NewtonsP,
  title={Newton's "Experimental Philosophy"},
  author={A. Shapiro},
  journal={Early Science and Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={9},
  pages={185-217}
}
  • A. Shapiro
  • Published 2004
  • Philosophy
  • Early Science and Medicine
My talk today will be about Newton’s avowed methodology, and specifically the place of experiment in his conception of science, and how his ideas changed significantly over the course of his career. I also want to look at his actual scientific practice and see how this influenced his views on the nature of the experimental sciences. 
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