, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 573–576 | Cite as

The self-fashioning of French Newtonianism

J. B. Shank: The Newton Wars and the beginning of the French Enlightenment. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2008, xv+571pp, $55.00 HB
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit for History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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