William Whiston, Isaac Newton and the crisis of publicity

  title={William Whiston, Isaac Newton and the crisis of publicity},
  author={Stephen D. Snobelen},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Science},
Abstract William Whiston was one of the first British converts to Newtonian physics and his 1696 New theory of the earth is the first full-length popularization of the natural philosophy of the Principia. Impressed with his young protege, Newton paved the way for Whiston to succeed him as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in 1702. Already a leading Newtonian natural philosopher, Whiston also came to espouse Newton’s heretical antitrinitarianism in the middle of the first decade of the… Expand
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