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Francis Bacon and the transformation of early-modern philosophy

Author: Stephen Gaukroger
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book describes how Bacon transformed the values that had underpinned philosophical culture since antiquity by rejecting the traditional idea of a philosopher as someone engaged in contemplation of the cosmos." "The book explores in detail how and why Bacon attempted to transform the largely esoteric discipline of natural philosophy into a public practice through a program in which practical science provided a  Read more...
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Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 0521801540 9780521801546 0521805368 9780521805360
OCLC Number: 44868987
Description: xii, 249 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The nature of Bacon's project --
Humanist models for scientia --
The legitimation of natural philosophy --
The shaping of the natural philosopher --
Method as a way of pursuing natural philosophy --
Dominion over nature.
Responsibility: Stephen Gaukroger.
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