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Francis Bacon

Author: Perez Zagorin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Francis Bacon (1561-1626), commonly regarded as one of the founders of the Scientific Revolution, exerted a powerful influence on the intellectual development of the modern world. He also led a remarkably varied and dramatic life as a philosopher, writer, lawyer, courtier, and statesman. Although there has been much recent scholarship on individual aspects of Bacon's career, Perez Zagorin's is the first work in
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Perez Zagorin
ISBN: 0691059284 9780691059280 069100966X 9780691009667
OCLC Number: 37653458
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1998.
Description: xvi, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Bacon's Two Lives --
Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Knowledge: The Genesis of Bacon's Project --
The Great Instauration --
Human Philosophy: Morals and Politics --
Language, Law, and History.
Responsibility: by Perez Zagorin.
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"Eminently readable, expansive in scope, and scintillating. . . . [A] thoroughly researched, authoritative account."--"Choice"

 
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