Recreating Newton: Newtonian Biography and the Making of by Rebekah Higgitt

By Rebekah Higgitt

Higgitt examines Isaac Newton's altering legacy through the 19th century. She makes a speciality of 1820–1870, a interval that observed the construction of the really good and secularized function of the "scientist." while, researchers won larger entry to Newton's data. those have been used either by means of those that wanted to undermine the normal, idealised depiction of clinical genius and those that felt obliged to safeguard Newtonian hagiography. Higgitt indicates how debates approximately Newton's personality motivated historic scholarship and resulted in the advance of a brand new services within the historical past of science.

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