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Lakatos (and Newton)

A nice site with materials on Imre Lakatos: http://www.lse.ac.uk/philosophy/lakatos/
Particularly enjoyable are a couple recordings of his lectures.
In one of them, his BBC program "Science and Pseudoscience", Lakatos says that Newton did not believe in attraction of two objects - does anyone know what exactly he meant by this?
Overall, I find his view very interesting and the lecture is well worth listening to and thinking about. If anyone has thought about it - I'd love to discuss those too.

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