Notes to Newton’s Views on Space, Time, and Motion

1. In future updates to this entry, I plan to discuss:

  • absolute space and time in relation to Newton's theology, and
  • the reactions of Newton's contemporaries to the views set out in the Scholium.

For the former, see De Gravitatione and the “General Scholium” at the end of the Principia appended to the 2nd and 3rd editions. See also, the relevant “Queries” from Newton's Optiks. For the latter, see (Rynasiewicz 1995).

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