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Solomon's child : method in the early Royal Society of London

Author: William Lynch
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2001.
Series: Writing science.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work challenges the accepted view of the early Royal Society of London that holds that its Fellows did not attempt to implement Francis Bacon's program for the methodological reform of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Francis Bacon; 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: William Lynch
ISBN: 0804732914 9780804732918
OCLC Number: 47092070
Description: xi, 292 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Varieties of Things: Objects of Knowledge and Baconian Method in the Early Royal Society of London --
2. Text, Skill, and Experience in John Evelyn's Sylva --
3. Similitudes and Congruities: The Mechanical Philosophy, Practical Mechanics, and Baconian Analogy in Hooke's Micrographia --
4. A Language of Things: John Wilkins' Philosophical Language and Operative Forms --
5. Disarming Words for a Land of Experimental Knowledge: Sprat's History of the Royal Society --
6. Preserving the Subject in Peace and Plenty: John Graunt's Natural and Political Observations upon the Bills of Mortality.
Series Title: Writing science.
Responsibility: William T. Lynch.
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