2004
Volume 113, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-5275
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1244

Abstract

Abstract

In this essay, I seek to explicate the methodology which Newton used in the in a non-technical way. Close attention will be paid to some important results in Books I and III of the and to Newton’s argument for universal gravitation. Based on their discussion, Newton’s key inferential strategies will be brought to the fore. In addition, it will be explained how Newton’s methodology differed from a standard hypothetico-deductive method.

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