During the eighteenth century, several towns located in what is known today as the Suisse romande were extremely receptive toward scientific culture, and most notably Newtonianism. In this paper I deal with a nine-volume publication of Newton's Opera Omnia that was planned in Geneva and Lausanne during the late 1730s and 1740s. This publication has not received the attention it deserves. To the best of my knowledge, even an awareness of its existence is lacking in the literature devoted to the reception of Newtonianism. This paper examines the circumstances of the publication of a complete set of all of Newton's works known at the time, and the motivations of the editors, mathematicians, and publishers who were involved in this editorial enterprise.
The publication of Newton's Opera Omnia in Geneva and Lausanne (1739-1761) : a chapter in the reception of Newtonianism / N. Guicciardini. - In: HISTORY OF SCIENCE. - ISSN 0073-2753. - 55:4(2017), pp. 457-489.
|Titolo:||The publication of Newton's Opera Omnia in Geneva and Lausanne (1739-1761) : a chapter in the reception of Newtonianism|
|Parole Chiave:||Enlightenment; Gabriel Cramer; Giovanni Francesco Salvemini (Jean de Castillon); Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; Isaac Newton; Jean-Louis Calandrini; Johann Bernoulli; Marc-Michel Bousquet; Newtonianism; Switzerland|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MAT/04 - Matematiche Complementari|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0073275317716369|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|