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  1. The Snare of Simplicity: The Newton–Flamsteed Correspondence Revisited.J. A. Ruffner - 2013 - Archive for History of Exact Sciences 67 (4):415-455.
    The correspondence in 1680 and 1681 between John Flamsteed and Isaac Newton on Flamsteed’s theory of the comet of 1680 tells half the story. Related manuscripts reveal Newton was pursuing his own comprehensive line of inquiry based on principles that were the antithesis of Flamsteed’s procedures. Following generally accepted views in England, Newton’s work was marked by critical evaluation of data but marred by uncritical use of simple calculating techniques based on what might be termed Platonic archetypes of straightness. Flamsteed’s (...)
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  • Newton and Scholastic Philosophy.Dmitri Levitin - 2016 - British Journal for the History of Science 49 (1):53-77.
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