Newton and the ‘Pipes of Pan’

@article{Mcguire1966NewtonAT,
  title={Newton and the ‘Pipes of Pan’},
  author={J. Mcguire and P. Rattansi},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={1966},
  volume={21},
  pages={108 - 143}
}
  • J. Mcguire, P. Rattansi
  • Published 1966
  • Sociology, Philosophy
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
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… Expand
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