Michael Sean. Reidy's scientific contributions

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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Minnesota, 2000. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 410-427). Photocopy.


... 1838, p. 2). 54 In his doctoral dissertation, Reidy explains Whewell's preference for equilibrium-theory by pointing to Whewell's views on the history of astronomy: in contrast to Laplace's account, Newton's theory, allowed the construction of (tide) tables, an activity which was crucial in the sequel of inductive epochs (Reidy (2000), pp. 374-375). ...