Is Newtonian cosmology really inconsistent?

Philosophy of Science 62 (4):489-510 (1995)
Abstract
John Norton has recently argued that Newtonian gravitation theory (at least as applied to cosmological contexts where one envisions the possibility of a homogeneous mass distribution throughout all of space) is inconsistent. I am not convinced. Traditional formulations of the theory may seem to break down in cases of the sort Norton considers. But the difficulties they face are only apparent. They are artifacts of the formulations themselves, and disappear if one passes to the so-called "geometrized" formulation of the theory
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Peter John Vickers (2009). Was Newtonian Cosmology Really Inconsistent? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 40 (3):197-208.
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