Le SageSee also: Georges-Louis Le Sage
The first exposition of his theory, Essai sur l'origine des forces mortes, was sent by Le Sage to the Academy of Sciences at Paris in 1748, but it was never published. According to Le Sage, after creating and sending his essay he was informed on the theories of Fatio, Cramer and Redeker. In 1756 for the first time one of his expositions of the theory was published, and in 1758 he sent a more detailed exposition, Essai de Chymie Méchanique, to a competition to the Academy of Sciences in Rouen. In this paper he tried to explain both the nature of gravitation and chemical affinities. The exposition of the theory which became accessible to a broader public, Lucrèce Newtonien (1784), in which the correspondence with Lucretius’ concepts was fully developed. Another exposition of the theory was published from Le Sage's notes posthumously by Pierre Prévost in 1818.
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... Although Le Sage acknowledged that he wasn't the first one to propose such a theory, he always said that he was the first one who ever drew all consequences from the theory ... For example, in his "Lucrece Newtonien" (1782) Le Sage didn't mention any of his predecessors by name ... Prévost praised his friend Le Sage for "scrupulously giving credit to his predecessors in all of his writings" ...
... According to Le Sage, after creating his first essay on gravitation, he was informed in 1748 by Firmin Abauzit about a very similar theory of Gabriel Cramer, who happens to have been Le Sage’s ... In later years Le Sage responded in two different ways to charges that his ideas on gravitation were only the result of studying Cramer's papers ... Le Sage did, however, accuse Cramer of plagiarizing Fatio’s theory ...
... The theory now called “Le Sage’s theory of gravity” was originally proposed in the 1690s by Nicolas Fatio de Duillier, a friend of Isaac Newton and Christian ... Le Sage said that he heard of Fatio for the first time through his father, because his father had heard the prophecies of the cevénots (camisards), and told him that Fatio was among those prophets ... Le Sage’s father was well acquainted with the scientific fields in which Fatio worked, and he tutored Le Sage in the sciences ...
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