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Number 44 ~ Winter 2015

Essays

Vaccines and Their Critics, Then and Now

Aaron Rothstein on the history and errors of the anti-vaccination movement

Virtual Reality as Moral Ideal

Matthew B. Crawford on learning how to live in a world that resists our will

Philanthropy in Science, Technology, and Medicine

Selections from The Almanac of American Philanthropy

The Unknown Newton

Church, Heresy, and Pure Religion

Rob Iliffe on Newton's unorthodox theology and his project to restore Christianity

The Problem of Alchemy

William R. Newman asks whether Newton truly was “the last of the magicians”

Cosmos and Apocalypse

Stephen D. Snobelen on physics, prophecy, and the myth of Newton's clockwork universe

The Book of Nature, the Book of Scripture

Andrew Janiak on reconciling natural philosophy with biblical literalism

The Strange Tale of Newton’s Papers

Sarah Dry on the unpublished manuscripts and their author's changing image