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  • Alexandre Koyré, Newtonian studies (London: Chapman and Hall, 1965).
  • Cohen, I. Bernard, The Newtonian Revolution (Cambridge 1980). QC7 .C66
  • I. Bernard Cohen, Introduction to Newton's Principia (Harvard University Press, 1971). QA803 .C64
  • Richard S. Westfall, Force in Newton’s physics; the science of dynamics in the seventeenth century (New York: American Elsevier, 1971).
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  • Westfall, Richard S., The Construction of Modem Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics (Willey 1971; CUP).
  • Westfall, Richard S., Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton (Cambridge 1980). QC16 .N7 W35 1990
  • Dobbs, Betty J., The Foundation of Newton's Alchemy: The Hunting of the Greene Lyon (Cambridge 1975).
  • S. Chandrasekhar, Newton’s Principia for the common reader (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995). QA803 .C48 1995
  • Guicciardini, N., 2005, "Philosophia Naturalis..." in Grattan-Guinness, I., ed., Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics. Elsevier: 59-87.
  • Andrew Janiak, Newton as Philosopher (Cambridge University Press, 2008). B1299 .N34 J36 2008
  • François De Gandt, Force and geometry in Newton’s Principia trans. Curtis Wilson (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, c1995).
  • Brian Ellis, "The Origin and Nature of Newton's Laws of Motion" in Beyond the Edge of Certainty, ed. R. G. Colodny. (Pittsburgh: University Pittsburgh Press, 1965), 29-68.
  • E.A. Burtt, Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science (Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1954).
  • Herivel, John, The Background to Newton's Principia (Oxford 1965).
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  • Manuel, Frank E., A Portrait of Isaac Newton (Harvard U. Press 1968).
  • Manuel, Frank E., The Religion of Isaac Newton (Oxford 1974).