Newtonian Optics and the Historiography of Light in the 18th Century

@article{Moura2018NewtonianOA,
  title={Newtonian Optics and the Historiography of Light in the 18th Century},
  author={Breno Arsioli Moura},
  journal={Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science},
  year={2018}
}
  • B. Moura
  • Published 9 December 2018
  • Physics
  • Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science
In 1772, Joseph Priestley published The History and Present State of Discoveries Relating to Vision, Light and Colours, also known as The History of Optics. The book intended to present all the achievements in the matter of light and colors, from the Ancient times to the 18th century. This paper presents a study of the content of The History of Optics, in order to analyze how it sold Newtonian optics in the historiography of light. It will comprise discussions on Priestley’s views on History…