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Single Idea 13470

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 7. Later Matter Theories / a. Early Modern matter]

Full Idea

For Newton, mass is central to matter.

Gist of Idea

Mass is central to matter


report of Isaac Newton (Principia Mathematica [1687]) by William D. Hart - The Evolution of Logic 2

Book Reference

Hart,W.D.: 'The Evolution of Logic' [CUP 2010], p.38

A Reaction

On reading this, I realise that this is the concept of matter I have grown up with, one which makes it very hard to grasp what the Greeks were thinking of when they referred to matter [hule].