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Simon Schaffer: Newton on the Ganges: The Asiatic Enlightenment of British Astronomy

Harry Camp Memorial Lecturer

Historian Simon Schaffer, the 2008 Harry Camp Memorial Lecturer, spoke on Newton's fascination with discoveries about ancient Indian philosophy and discussed the global network of information on which Newton relied for his "Principia Mathematica." Schaffer is the co-author, with Steven Shapin, of "Leviathan and the Air Pump" (1985) and joint winner of the 2005 Erasmus Prize. Recent publications include edited collections "The Sciences in Enlightened Europe" (1999) and "The Mindful Hand" (2007). 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008. 05:00 PM