Albert Einstein and the creative act : the case of special by Stanley Goldberg

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London: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1959-1977), 2, pp. 297-313. 7. , 2, pp. 340-367. 8. The best account of the visit is found in a memorandum about Newton by Abraham DeMoivre, which is in the Joseph Halle Schaffner Collection, University of Chicago Library. 9. Herivel, Background, pp. 257-74. 10. R. S. , 1971), pp. 424-56. 11. Principia, trans. Andrew Motte and Florian Cajori, (Berkeley: Univ. of Calif. Press, (1934), p. 2. 12. Herivel, Background, pp. 306 and 316-317. Herivel has misplaced the correction as though it belonged with another manuscript.

Historians must always interpret their evidence, of course, but the story I want to tell stands on a foundation of solid 21 22 RICHARD S. WESTFALL manuscript evidence, which I shall try to indicate as I proceed. It is also a story that is not confined to abstract intellectual development. Rather it concerns a living man engaged in the most intense endeavor, and without attention to the human dimension the narrative would be radically incomplete. Newton's creative work during these months is intelligible only against the background of the problem with which he concerned himself.

The folios are part of a fascicle of eight folios that belonged to De motu corporum but was somehow separated from the rest. 17. Principia, p. 571. 18. Herivel, Background, p. 297. 19. Correspondence, 2, pp. 437-439. 20. Principia, p. 397. NEWTON'S DEVELOPMENT OF PRINCIPIA 43 21. King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 133, p. 10. 22. Galileo, Two New Sciences, trans. Stillman Drake, (Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1974), p. 225. 23. This anecdote appeared in French (en y pensant sans cesse) as a note to Voltaire's Elemens de la philosophic de Newton in the so-called Kehl edition of his Oeuvres (17851789).

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