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J. B. Van Helmont's De tempore as an Influence on Isaac Newton's Doctrine of Absolute Time

Steffen Ducheyne1

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Citation Information: Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. Volume 90, Issue 2, Pages 216–228, ISSN (Online) 1613-0650, ISSN (Print) 0003-9101, DOI: 10.1515/AGPH.2008.009, May 2008

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2008-05-21

Abstract

Here, I shall argue that Van Helmont needs to be added to the list of sources on which Newton drew when formulating his doctrine of absolute time. This by no means implies that Van Helmont is the factual source of Newton's views on absolute time (I have found no clear-cut evidence in support of this claim). It is by no means my aim to debunk the importance of the other sources, but rather to broaden them. Different authors help to explain different aspects of Newton's conception of absolute time.

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