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Sir Isaac Newton
A discussion of the philosophical views of Sir Isaac Newton and how they are connected to his scientific accomplishments..
# 106691 | 770 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 12, 2008 in History (Leaders) , Philosophy (Science)

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This paper explains that Sir Isaac Newton's vast scientific accomplishments and his philosophical views are essentially inseparable. Newton rests the entire foundation of his scientific discoveries on the existence of a moral order in the universe, which he believed was tempered and led by an omnipotent and omniscient force. The author points out that one of Newton's more curious philosophical efforts was to extract scientific information about the universe from the Bible. The paper discusses Newton's conception of the moral hierarchy.

From the Paper:

"Newton viewed God as the masterful creator of the universe. In the face of the grandeur of all creation, he argued, how is it even possible that man could begin to deny God's existence? God enabled Newton to justify his natural philosophy, thus blurring the line that has traditionally separated science from religion. In explaining his view of astronomy, Newton asserted that it was necessary that there be a force behind it all to make it work."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Newton, Sir Isaac. "General Scholium," 1687. Andrew Motte, trans., 1729. Retrieved 12 March 2008 from:
  • Newton, Sir Isaac. Opticks. 1704. Retrieved 12 March 2008 from:

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