Science and Society: The Case of Acceptance of Newtonian Optics in the Eighteenth Century

@article{Silva2012ScienceAS,
  title={Science and Society: The Case of Acceptance of Newtonian Optics in the Eighteenth Century},
  author={C. C. Silva and Breno Arsioli Moura},
  journal={Science & Education},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={1317-1335}
}
The present paper presents a historical study on the acceptance of Newton’s corpuscular theory of light in the early eighteenth century. Isaac Newton first published his famous book Opticks in 1704. After its publication, it became quite popular and was an almost mandatory presence in cultural life of Enlightenment societies. However, Newton’s optics did not become popular only via his own words and hands, but also via public lectures and short books with scientific contents devoted to general… Expand
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