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Francis Bacon and the transformation of early-modern philosophy

Author: Stephen Gaukroger
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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This ambitious and important book provides the first truly general account of Francis Bacon as a philosopher. It 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 model that inspired many from the 17th to the 20th centuries. This book will be recognized as a major  Read more...
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Gaukroger, Stephen.
Francis Bacon and the transformation of early-modern philosophy.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00063097
(OCoLC)44868987
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 0511017782 9780511017780 051103234X 9780511032349 9780521801546 0521801540
OCLC Number: 52493262
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 249 pages)
Contents: 1. The nature of Bacon's project; 2. Humanist models for scientia; 3. The legitimation of natural philosophy; 4. The shaping of the natural philosopher; 5. Method as a way of pursuing natural philosophy; 6. Dominion over nature; 7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stephen Gaukroger.

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