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Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science

By Paolo Rossi

Routledge – 2009 – 284 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

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    978-0-415-47495-5
    August 15th 2008

Description

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.

Contents

  1. The Mechanical Arts, Magic and Science. 2. The Refutation of Philosophies. 3 The Classical Fable. 4 Logic, Rhetoric and Method. 5 Language and Communication. 6 Rhetorical Tradition and the Method of Science. Notes. Index

Name: Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Paolo Rossi. 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...
Categories: Early Modern History 1500-1750, Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy, Philosophy of Science