Newton, the Man — Again

  • Gale E. Christianson
Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire des Idées / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 123)


Days passed, then weeks, and finally months, during which Edmond Halley, a twenty-eight-year-old natural philosopher of the first order, must have experienced more than his share of uneasy moments. Isaac Newton, it appeared, had forgotten his pledge of August 1684, when Halley had gone up to Cambridge on what now seemed a fool’s errand.


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  • Gale E. Christianson
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  1. 1.Indiana State UniversityUSA

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