Francesco Algarotti: Newtonianesimo per le dame, ovvero Dialoghi sopra la luce e i colori [Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy explain'd for the use of the Ladies. In six dialogues on light and colours.]

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Francesco Algarotti's Newtonianesimo per le dame, ovvero Dialoghi sopra la luce e i colori [translated into English by Elizabeth Carter in 1739 as Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy explain'd for the use of the Ladies. In six dialogues on light and colours. From the Italian], was one of the best known works of the eighteenth century, capitalizing on a growing interest for natural philosophy, as science was then called, and for scientific experiments which attracted and impressed large publics everywhere in Europe – French ladies attending Nollet's experiments on the refractability of colours as they would go to a performance of Voltaire's Zaire [“le sperienze dell'ottica newtoniana si fanno giornalmente a Parigi; e …

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Citation:
Carraro, Laura Favero. "Newtonianesimo per le dame, ovvero Dialoghi sopra la luce e i colori". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 September 2004
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