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Newton and the Divine Reformations of Nature

Goran Rujević   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-5047-8094 ; Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Dr. Zorana Đinđića 2, RS–21000 Novi Sad

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APA 6th Edition
Rujević, G. (2019). Newton and the Divine Reformations of Nature. Filozofska istraživanja, 39 (2), 461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211
MLA 8th Edition
Rujević, Goran. "Newton and the Divine Reformations of Nature." Filozofska istraživanja, vol. 39, no. 2, 2019, pp. 461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Rujević, Goran. "Newton and the Divine Reformations of Nature." Filozofska istraživanja 39, no. 2 (2019): 461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211
Harvard
Rujević, G. (2019). 'Newton and the Divine Reformations of Nature', Filozofska istraživanja, 39(2), pp. 461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211
Vancouver
Rujević G. Newton and the Divine Reformations of Nature. Filozofska istraživanja [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 July 05];39(2):461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211
IEEE
G. Rujević, "Newton and the Divine Reformations of Nature", Filozofska istraživanja, vol.39, no. 2, pp. 461-472, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211
Fulltext: croatian, pdf (270 KB) pages 461-472 downloads: 36* cite
APA 6th Edition
Rujević, G. (2019). Newton i božanske reformacije prirode. Filozofska istraživanja, 39 (2), 461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211
MLA 8th Edition
Rujević, Goran. "Newton i božanske reformacije prirode." Filozofska istraživanja, vol. 39, no. 2, 2019, pp. 461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Rujević, Goran. "Newton i božanske reformacije prirode." Filozofska istraživanja 39, no. 2 (2019): 461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211
Harvard
Rujević, G. (2019). 'Newton i božanske reformacije prirode', Filozofska istraživanja, 39(2), pp. 461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211
Vancouver
Rujević G. Newton i božanske reformacije prirode. Filozofska istraživanja [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 July 05];39(2):461-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211
IEEE
G. Rujević, "Newton i božanske reformacije prirode", Filozofska istraživanja, vol.39, no. 2, pp. 461-472, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi39211

Abstracts
At the very end of his treatise Opticks, Isaac Newton mentions a “Reformationˮ of the System of Nature, a periodic divine intervention that sustains the continued existence of nature otherwise prone to decay. With the help of Holbachʼs idea of order, we offer an interpretation of Newtonʼs claims on the origin and importance of this reformation, which sometimes appear to contradict one another. By accentuating similarities and differences between human and divine cognition, we can see how Newton’s philosophy of nature can accommodate two concepts of ordered systems: a simple mechanical system, and a well-designed teleological system that displays the presence of an almighty and benevolent Creator. These concepts help differentiate Newton’s understanding of God from deistic, Cartesian and Leibnizʼs ideas.

Keywords
deism; divine cognition; divine intervention; Isaac Newton; natural order

Hrčak ID: 236964

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/236964

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