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The Life of Isaac Newton by Richard S. Westfall

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Bibliographical Essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIKE THE BOOK AS A WHOLE, the bibliography is radically condensed and confined to titles in English. Anyone desiring a more extensive guide to the literature on Newton can find it in Never at Rest.

Newton has been the subject of many biographers. The reigning biography for many years (a book that will always be worthy of attention) was David Brewster, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, 2 vols. (Edinburgh: Thomas Constable, 1855). Augustus De Morgan published a number of pieces criticizing Brewster’s excessive hero worship. Three of them were collected together and edited by Philip E.B. Jourdain in Essays on the Life and Work of Newton (Chicago: Open Court, 1914). Louis Trenchard ...

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