Francis Bacon: The New Organon

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 2000 - Philosophy - 252 pages
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Francis Bacon's New Organon, published in 1620, was revolutionary in its attempt to give formal philosophical shape to a new and rapidly emerging experimental science. It challenged the entire edifice of the philosophy and learning of Bacon's time, and left its mark on all subsequent discussions of scientific method. This volume presents a new translation of the text into modern English by Michael Silverthorne, together with an introduction by Lisa Jardine that sets the work in the context of Bacon's scientific and philosophical activities.
  

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User Review  - Elisabeth Sepulveda - Goodreads

Good background on an influential voice in the intersecting discussion between philosophy and science. I like the way Bacon outlined the 4 idols of the mind with specificity and the influence they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Briana - Goodreads

The first half was alright. It was good to hear about how the ideas on pursuing natural philosophy developed into the modern scientific method. I liked Bacon's enthusiasm. The second half was murder ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
vi
Introduction
vii
Chronology
xxix
Further reading
xxxiii
The Great Renewal
1
Preface
6
The plan of the work
14
The New Organon
26
Preface
27
Book I
33
Book II
102
Outline of a natural and experimental history
222
Index
239
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Francis Bacon was born on January 22, 1561 in London. After studying at Cambridge, Bacon began a legal career, ultimately becoming a barrister in 1582. Bacon continued his political ascent, and became a Member of Parliament in 1584. In 1600, he served as Queen Elizabeth's Learned Counsel in the trial of Robert Devereaux, the Earl of Essex. After numerous appointments under James I, Bacon admitted to bribery and fell from power. Much of Bacon's fame stems from the belief by some that he was the actual author of the plays of William Shakespeare. While many critics dismissed that belief, Bacon did write several important works, including a digest of laws, a history of Great Britain, and biographies of the Tudor monarchy, including Henry VII. Bacon was also interested in science and the natural world. His scientific theories are recorded in Novum Organum, published in 1620. Bacon's interest in science ultimately led to his death. After stuffing a fowl with snow to study the effect of cold on the decay of meat, he fell ill, and died of bronchitis on April 9, 1626.

Lisa Jardine is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, and Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

Michael Silverthorne is Honorary University Fellow, Department of Classics, University of Exeter. He is co-editor with Lisa Jardine of Francis Bacon: The New Organon (2000).

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