Isaac Newton's Scientific Method

Turning Data into Evidence about Gravity and Cosmology
Author(s): 
Harper, William L.
ISBN: 
9780199570409
Date published: 
August 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00

William L. Harper presents a compelling new account of Isaac Newton's work on gravity and the cosmos. He argues that Newton's inferences from phenomena realize an ideal of empirical success that is richer than prediction, and explores the ways in which Newton's method aims to turn theoretical questions into ones which can be answered empirically.