The delay of the clock of the Universe: Isaac Newton and the knowledege of the ancients

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  • Sergio H. Orozco-Echeverri Universidad de Antioquia

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https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.12728

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Isaac Newton, History of Sciences, Philosophy of Sciences, Modern Philosophy, Sociology of Knowledge

Abstract

For some decades now, it is commonplace in the Newton Industry to mention once and again Newton`s belief in a lost wisdom. Nonetheless, the critique and interpretation on this have been limited to stating this belief, without attempting to interpret it. Those who have worked most on the problem have limited themselves to showing how that belief was plausible in the intelectual context of the period, pointing out to predecessors and followers of Newton who shared that belief. To contrast what has been said, this article explores how, from epistemological and philosophical points of view, the wisdom of the ancients was for Newton a legitimate source of information on the world and its purposes, proposing a distinction between time and temporality as complementary levels but as different ones in the search on what has been created.

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Author Biography

Sergio H. Orozco-Echeverri, Universidad de Antioquia

Grupo de Investigación Conocimiento, Filosofía, Ciencia, Historia y SoInstituto de Filosofía
Universidad de Antioquia
Medellín, Colombia
shorozco@quimbaya.udea.edu.co

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Orozco-Echeverri, S. H. (2008). The delay of the clock of the Universe: Isaac Newton and the knowledege of the ancients. Estudios De Filosofía, (37), 159–200. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.12728

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