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  1. Newton's Scientific Method and the Universal Law of Gravitation.Ori Belkind - 2012 - In Andrew Janiak & Eric Schliesser (eds.), Interpreting Newton: Critical Essays. Cambridge University Press. pp. 138--168.
     
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  2. Newton's Conceptual Argument for Absolute Space.Ori Belkind - 2007 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 21 (3):271 – 293.
    While many take Newton's argument for absolute space to be an inference to the best explanation, some argue that Newton is primarily concerned with the proper definition of true motion, rather than with independent existence of spatial points. To an extent the latter interpretation is correct. However, all prior interpretations are mistaken in thinking that 'absolute motion' is defined as motion with respect to absolute space. Newton is also using this notion to refer to the quantity of motion (momentum). This (...)
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    On Newtonian Induction.Ori Belkind - 2017 - Philosophy of Science 84 (4):677-697.
    This article examines Newton’s method of induction and its connection to methodological atomism. The article argues that Newton’s Rule III for the Study of Natural Philosophy is a criterion for isolating the primary qualities of the atomic parts; in other words, it interprets Rule III as a transductive inference. It is shown that both the standard inductive and invariance interpretations of Rule III can be subsumed under the transductive view, although the invariance criterion is reinterpreted; by qualities “that cannot be (...)
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    Leibniz and Newton on Space.Ori Belkind - 2013 - Foundations of Science 18 (3):467-497.
    This paper reexamines the historical debate between Leibniz and Newton on the nature of space. According to the traditional reading, Leibniz (in his correspondence with Clarke) produced metaphysical arguments (relying on the Principle of Sufficient Reason and the Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles) in favor of a relational account of space. Newton, according to the traditional account, refuted the metaphysical arguments with the help of an empirical argument based on the bucket experiment. The paper claims that Leibniz’s and Newton’s arguments (...)
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    William L. Harper.Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data Into Evidence About Gravity and Cosmology. Xvii + 424 Pp., Tables, Bibl., Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. £40. [REVIEW]Ori Belkind - 2013 - Isis 104 (1):189-190.
  6. Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data Into Evidence About Gravity and Cosmology. [REVIEW]Ori Belkind - 2013 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 104:189-190.
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  7. Physical Systems: Conceptual Pathways Between Spacetime and Matter.Ori Belkind - 2004 - Dissertation, University of Washington
    This dissertation elucidates the notion of physical system which opens new conceptual pathways that connect the three realms of physical theory; spacetime, material bodies and their properties, and the laws of nature which govern their evolution. The notion of physical system includes two presuppositions regarding their structure. The first presupposition is a description of isolated systems and their evolution in time, which amounts to a Paradigm of Uniform Motion. The second presupposition describes how parts of a physical system are combined (...)
     
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