This book provides a reading of Newton's argument for universal gravity that is focused on the "experimental" reasoning that Newton associates with his program of experimental philosophy. It highlights the complexity of the Principia and also draws important lessons about how to situate Newton in his natural philosophical context.
About the Author
Mary Domski is Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on the philosophy, mathematics, and science of the early modern period. She has authored numerous papers on Newton and Descartes and edited the special issue "Newton and Newtonianism" for The Southern Journal of Philosophy (2012).