Brian Ellis (1965). The Origin and Nature of Newton's Laws of Motion.
Annotaties door Ben Wilbrink
Brian Ellis (1965). The Origin and Nature of Newton's Laws of Motion. In R. G. Colodny. Beyond the edge of certainty. Essays in contemporary science and philosophy (pp. 29-68). University Press of America.
Norwood Russell Hanson (1965). Newton's First Law: A Philosopher's Door into Natural Philosophy. In R. G. Colodny. Beyond the edge of certainty. Essays in contemporary science and philosophy (pp.6-28, 69-74). University Presss of America.
- p. 21, closing sentences: "(...) we have done enough here to suggest that every law within physics is a cornucopea of philosophical perplexities and conceptual excitement. Every such law functions in organizing part of a science's subject matter, in patterning the structure of its arguments and its permissible intellectual moves. And if the discipline which embodies it effectively describes nature, such a law may be said to tell the truth. The fundamental laws of statics and kinematics, of optics and dynamics, of celestial perturbations and microphysical interactions, these contain the most profound challenges to human understanding to be confrontd in our time. And Newton's first law, sometimes characterized as the simplest of the all, turns out to embody challenges as profound as any."