Cornelis J Schilt
Under the heading Corpus Newtonicum this blog will document the proces of reproducing and reconstructing Newton's methodology. First and foremost, we are in need of a fundamental theory of digital editing. Whereas most classical theories of editing take a published text (or a composition of a number of these) as their starting point, Newton's draft materials were not meant to be published and there is no published volume to relate to. And secondly, many of today's digital editions take some advantage of their digital nature, but are in essence classical editions in a digital jacket, accompanied by useful tools. There must be more to digital editing than just redressing! A new theory of digital editing should take full advantage of the digital world and assist in answering questions of reconstruction, and Newton's materials are the ideal candidate for field testing. To be continued!
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15 August 2018
Part two of my Podcast with Thomas Hornigold at Physical Attraction is out now! Please find it here.
7 August 2018
Dear all, Last week I handed in my thesis on Isaac Newton’s chronological studies, titled: “Prophecy, History and Method: How and Why Isaac Newton studied Chronology”....
4 April 2018
Fake news is today’s big thing, but it has always been around. When it comes to Isaac Newton, I could (and perhaps should) easily publish an entire volume of myth and gossip....
9 March 2017
It has been rather quiet at the Corpus Newtonicum front. Basically, I am writing my pants off, a dissertation in the making: Corpus Newtonicum: Reconstructing Isaac Newton’s working...