Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science

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Routledge, 15 apr 2013 - 284 pagine

Originally published in 1968. This volume discusses Francis Bacon’s thought and work in the context of the European cultural environment that influenced Bacon’s philosophy and was in turn influenced by it. It examines the influence of magical and alchemical traditions on Bacon and his opposition to these traditions, as well as illustrating the naturalist, materialist and ethico-political patterns in Bacon’s allegorical interpretations of fables.

 

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I The Mechanical Arts Magic and Science
1
II The Refutation of Philosophies
36
III The Classical Fable
73
IV Logic Rhetoric and Method
135
V Language and Communication
152
VI Rhetorical Tradition and the Method of Science
186
List of Abbreviations used in the Notes
225
Notes
229
Index
273
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