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George Sinclair’s Neglected Treatises: Some Influences and Reactions (2020)

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The works of the Scottish natural philosopher George Sinclair (c.1630–1696) received far more criticism than praise, as described by (Craik, A D D, ‘The hydrostatical work of George Sinclair (c. 1630–1696): their neglect and criticism’, Notes & Records of the Royal Society, 72/3 (2018), 239–273), which focused mainly on Sinclair’s insightful account of hydrostatics. Here, we mention those few who influenced his work, and those who later commented upon it. His flawed account of the motion of pendulums, and the criticisms of it by James Gregory, are particularly examined.

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Authors & Contributors
Vilain, Christiane
Matthews, Michael R.
Aczel, Amir D.
Vorkin, David de
Tobin, William
Barthélemy, Georges
Journals
Science and Education
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
British Journal for the History of Science
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
科学史研究 Kagakusi Kenkyu (History of Science)
Journal of Dialectics of Nature
Publishers
Atria Books
Cambridge University Press
Oxford University Press
WIT
Olschki
Carocci Editore
Concepts
Physics
Pendulums
Hydrostatics
Mechanics
Methodology
Biographies
People
Stevin, Simon
Galilei, Galileo
Foucault, Jean Bernard Léon
Newton, Isaac
Descartes, René
Huygens, Christiaan
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
19th century
Renaissance
18th century
Early modern
Places
France
China
Belgium
Tuscany (Italy)
Italy
Sicily
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