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Isaac Newton’s brilliant speculations about the microstructure of matter greatly influenced the course of chemical research in the eighteenth century. Arnold Thackray discusses the intellectual and social implications of Newtonian matter-theory and explores the creative tensions lying behind what at first might appear purely scientific questions. This work challenges the traditional historiography of the period, while raising broader interpretive issues within the history of science.