Archaeologiae Philosophicae (the Ancient Doctrine Concerning the Originals of Things)

Prophetic Vision; Letter: Newton to Burnett January 1680

As to Moses I do not think his description of ye creation either Philosophical or feigned but that he described realities in a language artificially adapted to ye sense of the vulgar.


Contextual background on Newton’s understanding of the art of speaking. It forms part of a wider argument with Thomas Burnett in regard to literalism.


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