Isaac Newton | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Christopher Hill

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Isaac Newton.
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Critical Essay by Christopher Hill

SOURCE: "Newton and His Society," in The Annus Mirabilis of Sir Isaac Newton, 1666-1966, edited by Robert Palter, The M.I.T. Press, 1970, pp. 26-47.

In the following essay, Hill reviews the social and personal influences on Newton's life and work, suggesting that the most potent influences were Newton's Puritan upbringing and the post-revolutionary society in which he lived.

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One way for me to approach the subject of Newton and his society would be to quote Professor Alexandre Koyré: "The social structure of England in the 17th century cannot explain Newton."1 Then I could sit down. But of course we must gloss Koyré by emphasizing the word "explain." A complete explanation of Newton cannot be given in social terms. The historian, however, qua historian, is not interested in single...

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