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Isaac Newton) HORNE, George.
A FAIR, CANDID, AND IMPARTIAL STATE OF THE CASE BETWEEN SIR ISAAC NEWTON AND MR. HUTCHINSON. In Which is Shewn How far a System of Physics is capable of Mathematical Demonstration - How far Sir Isaac's, as such a System, has that Demonstration - and, Consequently, what Regard Mr. Hutchinson's Claim may Deserve to Have Paid to it.
G. G. and J. Robinson F. and C. Rivington and I. Hatchard, London 1799 - A Near Fine hardback Second Edition in modern full brown leather binding with gilt lettering spine and new endpapers. Mild scattered foxing. 8vo. 87 pp. Babson 75 (For the 1753 First Edition). Wallis 99.002. George Horne (1730-1792) was an Anglican Bishop and popular preacher. He was educated at University College, Oxford and became the President of Magdalen College, Oxford. John Hutchinson (1674-1737) was an 18th Century cosmologist who espoused a biblically based cosmos and natural philosophy. While Hutchinson was clearly anti-Newtonian, this was not the case with later followers like George Horne. "State of the Case" ,first published in 1753, sought a rapprochement between Newton and Hutchinson. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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