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Newton Demands the Muse:
Newton's Opticks and the 18th Century Poets
Marjorie Hope Nicolson

Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691624013
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In this book the author express more completely than in her earlier studies what were the implications for the poet of a great advance in scientific thought.

Originally published in 1966.

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  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • PREFACE, pg. vii
  • CONTENTS, pg. xi
  • I. THE POPULAR RECEPTION OF THE OPTICKS, pg. 1
  • II. COLOR AND LIGHT IN THE DESCRIPTIVE POETS, pg. 20
  • III. THE PHYSICS OF LIGHT IN THE SCIENTIFIC POETS, pg. 55
  • IV. OPTICS AND VISION, pg. 74
  • V. AESTHETIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE Opticks, pg. 107
  • VI. METAPHYSICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE Opticks, pg. 132
  • EPILOGUE: THE POETIC DAMNATION OF NEWTON, pg. 165
  • INDEX, pg. 175

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