Roger Bacon and the Sciences: Commemorative Essays 1996

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Jeremiah Hackett
BRILL, 1997 - Science - 439 pages
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This volume deals with the philosophy and thought of Roger Bacon. It is an effort to bring Roger Bacon studies up to date. Attention is given to a wide range of topics: Bacon's life and works, Bacon's contribution to the "trivium" (language studies) and the "quadrivium" (scientific-mathematical studies), his notion of a science, his moral philosophy, Bacon's contribution to medicine, alchemy, astrology, Bacon's positions in physics and metaphysics, an up dated bibliography of Bacon studies and a review of the state of Bacon Manuscripts. The volume situates Roger Bacon in the context of 13th century philosophy and thought, as well as demonstrating his importance for later thinkers. It is expected that it will be a major new contribution to Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
  

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Contents

Roger Bacons Attitude Toward the Latin Translations
25
Roger Bacon on the Classification of the Sciences
49
Roger Bacon and Grammar
67
Roger Bacon et la logique
103
Roger Bacon on Rhetoric and Poetics
133
Roger Bacons Knowledge of Mathematics
151
The Sources of
175
Roger Bacon on Geography and Cartography
199
An Overview of Roger Bacons Alchemy
317
The Paradox of the Forbidden Fruit
337
Roger Bacon and the Secret of Secrets
365
A Roger Bacon Bibliography 19851995
395
Roger Bacons Moral Science
405
Index manuscriptorum
413
Index nominum II Modern
420
Index rerum
426

Roger Bacon on Music
223
Roger Bacon on Light Vision and the Universal Emanation
243
Roger Bacon on Scientia Experimentalis
277
List of Authors
441
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Jeremiah M.G. Hackett, B.A., M.Phil. (Dublin), M.S.L., Ph.D. (Toronto, 1983) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He has published on Roger Bacon, on 13th century Philosophy and on 14th century German Mysticism. He is editor of "Medieval Philosophers" ("Dictionary of Literary Biography," 1995).

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