Researcher: Ovidiu Babeş
Robert Greene developed one of the most vigorous early repudiations of Newtonianism. Greene was a fellow of the University of Cambridge, where Newton was based. His philosophy is found in three important works that were published between 1711 and 1727.
Apart from criticizing the new sciences on theological grounds, Greene stands out because he also objected to Newton and other natural philosophers in a highly systematic way. Greene argued against (among others) Newtonian science by way of metaphysical, epistemological, natural philosophical, as well as experimental arguments.
This subproject addresses the following research questions: