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Origin and authority in seventeenth-century England : Bacon, Milton, Butler

Author: Alvin Martin Snider
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Francis Bacon, John Milton, and Samuel Butler are three writers generally thought to have little in common. Yet, as Alvin Snider argues, all participated in the seventeenth-century discourse on origins. They believed that the truth of an idea could be determined by enquiry into its genesis, and looked for authority in rudimentary and incorrupt principles. Bacon wanted to rebuild knowledge from its foundations;  Read more...
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Snider, Alvin Martin, 1954-
Origin and authority in seventeenth-century England.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)610119060
Named Person: Francis Bacon; John Milton; Samuel Butler; Francis Bacon; Samuel Butler; John Milton; Francis Bacon; Samuel (Schriftsteller Butler; John Milton; Francis Bacon; John Milton; Samuel Butler
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin Martin Snider
ISBN: 0802028659 9780802028655
OCLC Number: 29910983
Description: viii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Origin, Error, Ideology --
pt. 1. Francis Bacon: Organon and Origin. 1. 'Pure and Uncorrupted Natural Knowledge'. 2. Writing Error in the Novum Organum. 3. Authorizing Aphorism. 4. Legitimation and the Origin of Restoration Science --
pt. 2. Seeing Double in Paradise Lost. 5. Beginning Late. 6. Who Himself Beginning Knew? 7. The Figure in the Mirror --
pt. 3. Butler's Hudibras: The Post-Epic Condition. 8. 'As Aeneas Bore His Sire'. 9. Metaphysick Wit. 10. A Babylonish Dialect. 11. By Equivocation Swear.
Responsibility: Alvin Snider.

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Writing with economy, clarity, and verve, Snider revises the intellectual history of the seventeenth century, superimposing a new narrative of disintegrating confidence on the old one of the triumph  Read more...

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