Francis Bacon's Idea of Science: And the Maker's Knowledge Tradition
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 334 pages
This work provides an original account of Francis Bacon's conception of natural inquiry. Perez-Ramos sets Bacon in an epistemological tradition that postulates an intimate relation between objects of cognition and objects of construction, and regards the human knower as, fundamentally, a maker. By exploring the background to this tradition, and contrasting the responses of major philosophers of the 17th century with Bacon's own, the book charts Bacon's contribution to the modern philosophy of science.
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