Newton on the Ganges: Asiatic Enlightenment of British Astronomy

Historian Simon Schaffer, the 2008 Harry Camp Memorial Lecturer, spoke on Newton’s fascination with discoveries about ancient Indian philosophy and discussed the global network of information on which Newton relied for his Principia Mathematica When we think of Sir Issac Newton, we don’t usually associate him with the exotic. Newton was a saturnine and complex […]

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