Catalogue Entry: NATP00028

Mr Isaac Newtons Answer to some Considerations [of Robert Hooke] upon his doctrine of Light and Colors

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, No. 88 (18 November 1672), pp. 5084-5103.

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[1] * Which Discourse was thought needless to be here printed at length, because in the body of this Answer are to be met with the chief particulars, wherein the Answerer was concern'd.

[2] 1.Of the Practique part of Optiques.

[3] * Printed in Numb. 80. of these Tracts.

[4] 2. Of the Theorique part.

[5] 3. Of an Hypothesis mistaken to be mine.

[6] 4. Of the Objector's Hypothesis, and that the most free and genuine Constitution of that and all other Mechanical Hypotheses is comfortable to my Doctrine.

[7] 5. Of the Animadversor's Concessions, and their limitation to his Hypothesis.

[8] 6. That is not necessary, to limit or explain my Doctrine by any Hypothesis.

[9] 7. The difficulties of the Animadversors discourse abstracted from Hypotheses, and consider'd more generally.

[10] 8. That the Ray is not split, or any otherwise dilated.

[11] 9. That there are more than two Original Colors.

[12] 10. That Whiteness is a mixture of all Colours.

[13] 11. That the Experimentum crucis is such.

[14] 12. Some particulars recommended to further consideration.

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