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Mary Domski, Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico, will present her lecture "Reading Newton, Reading Rule 3: How Gravity gets Universalized in the Principia" on Friday, April 7, 2023.
She will present a new and unexplored reading of Newton's Third Rule for the Study of Natural Philosophy, according to which the rule expresses two sufficient (but not necessary) conditions for establishing that a quality of bodies belongs to all bodies universally. I will also show how this reading illuminates the way that Newton uses empirical, “experimental” evidence to establish that gravity is a universal quality of bodies.
This lecture is free and open to the public.