Newton and the ‘Pipes of Pan’

  title={Newton and the ‘Pipes of Pan’},
  author={James E. Mcguire and Piyo M. Rattansi},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={108 - 143}
Newtonian scholars have long been aware of a set of draft Scholia to Propositions IV to IX of Book III of the Principia (2). These were composed in the 1690’s, as part of an unimplemented plan for a second edition of the work. Since they describe supposed anticipations of Newton’s doctrines in the thought of Graeco-Roman antiquity, they have become known as the ‘classical’ Scholia (3). The analogies and parallels drawn in them are so strained, as judged by modern standards of scholarship, that… 
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