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Francis Bacon and the refiguring of early modern thought : essays to commemorate The advancement of learning (1605-2005)

Author: Julie Robin Solomon; Catherine Gimelli Martin
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 2006.
Series: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Published to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of Francis Bacon's 'The Advancement of Learning', this collection of essays addresses such questions as how Bacon sought to establish methodological or theoretical unity among the branches of learning.
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Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Robin Solomon; Catherine Gimelli Martin
ISBN: 0754653595 9780754653592
OCLC Number: 1062077792
Description: ix, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction, Julie Robin Solomon; Bacon, atomism, and imposture: the true and the useful in history, myth and theory, Reid Barbour; The new science and the via negativa: a mystical source for Baconian empiricism, Michael McCanles; The feminine birth of the mind: regendering the empirical subject in Bacon and his followers, Catherine Gimelli Martin; 'The very idea!': Francis Bacon and E.O. Wilson on the rehabilitation of Eidos, John C. Briggs; Francis Bacon and the unity of knowledge: reason and revelation, Jerry Weinberger; The hidden life of matter: techniques for prolonging of life in the writings of Francis Bacon, Guido Giglioni; 'The purer foundations': Bacon and legal education, Daniel R. Coquillette; A society of Baconians?: the collective development of Bacon's method in the Royal Society of London, William T. Lynch; Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning and historical thought, Fritz Levy; 'Seated between the old world and the new': geopolitics, natural philosophy and proficient method, Timothy J. Reiss; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.
Responsibility: edited by Julie Robin Solomon and Catherine Gimelli Martin.

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Examines Bacon's recasting of proto-scientific philosophies and practices into early modern discourses of knowledge. The volume's main theme is Bacon's core interest in identifying and  Read more...

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