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Betrayed by protégé? Mercury poisoning? o Last part of life Warden of the Mint Hooke dies in 1703, newton is elected prez of royal society and publishes Opticks (1704) Publishes fluxions Who developed calc? Leibniz or newton “Autocrat of science” hated criticism and would banish anyone who had criticism had all the portraits of Robert hooke burned Voltaire is in England for newton’s funeral Publishes on Descartes vs newton Introduces newtonianism into france but it was resisted because Descartes is French King sends Lapland expedition to measure meridian, earth is oblate! Newton wins! Publishes “elements of newton’s philosophy” Marquise de Chatelet Had affairs with Newtonians, spent 15 years with Voltaire in a chateau , publishes newtons principia in French 1759, halley’s comet reappears, newton is right! Books on newton were published for everyone Joseph Lagrange Mecanique Analytique Pierre simon laplace Mechanique celestial Newton becomes enlightenment model for power of reason Completion of scientific revolution
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Newton was very similar to the old style: private knowledge, restoration, reverence for old, alchemy, religious Keynes called him the last of the magicians In the eyes of newton, his life was a failure
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