The Principles of Natural Philosophy

The principles of natural philosophy, in which is shewn the insufficiency of the present systems, to give us any just account of that science...
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The principles of natural philosophy : in which is shewn the insufficiency of the present systems, to give us any just account of that science : and the necessity there is of some new principles, in order to furnish us with a true and real knowledge of nature

By Robert Greene. Cambridge: Printed at the University-Press for Edm. Jeffery ..., and are to be sold by James Knapton ... and Benjamin Took ..., London, 1712.

An enquiry and attack on the scientific principles of Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, and Descartes. Almost half of the book is devoted to light and colors, including the phenomenon of the rainbow, with a large chapter on sound. Green dismisses the Cartesian theory of light in favor of Newton's, which he refers to as "the Modern Philosophy."

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