Newtonian Science, Miracles, and the Laws of NatureHumanities & Social Sciences papers
Date of this Version10-1-1995
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractSir Isaac Newton, along with his most prominent disciples, William Whiston and Samuel Clarke, came to understand miracles in a way quite different from their 17th century predecessors. Newton and his disciples admitted the existence of miracles but denied that any philosophical sense could be made of the claim that they were breaches of natural law.
Citation InformationPeter Harrison. "Newtonian Science, Miracles, and the Laws of Nature" (1995)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_harrison/6/