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The Cambridge Companion to Bacon

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Part of Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

Markku Peltonen, Paolo Rossi, Sachiko Kusukawa, Michel Malherbe, Antonio Pérez-Ramos, Graham Rees, Rose-Mary Sargent, John C. Briggs, Brian Vickers, John F. Tinkler, Ian Box
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  • Date Published: April 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521435345

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  • Francis Bacon (1561-1626) is one of the most important figures of the early modern era. His plan for scientific reform played a central role in the birth of the new science. The essays in this volume offer a comprehensive survey of his writings on science, including his classifications of sciences, his theory of knowledge and of forms, his speculative philosophy, his idea of cooperative scientific research, and the providential aspects of Baconian science. There are also essays on Bacon's theory of rhetoric and history as well as on his moral and political philosophy and on his legacy.

    • Systematic
    • Comprehensive
    • Accessible
    • Very little serious philosophical literature on Bacon, so this volume fills a real gap
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    "...Cambridge Companions have established themselves as the best of their kind, sound and basic, but often breaking new ground so that established scholars cannot ignore them. The volumes on Bacon and Hobbes, edited by Markku Peltonen and Tom Sorell, attain the same high level...includes a notable roster of distinguished experts...includes fine essays...Both books belong on recommended reading lists." Studies in English Literature

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    • Date Published: April 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521435345
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Markku Peltonen
    1. Bacon's idea of science Paolo Rossi
    2. Bacon's classification of knowledge Sachiko Kusukawa
    3. Bacon's method of science Michel Malherbe
    4. Bacon's forms and the maker's knowledge tradition Antonio Pérez-Ramos
    5. Bacon's speculative philosophy Graham Rees
    6. Bacon as an advocate for a cooperative scientific research Rose-Mary Sargent
    7. Bacon's science and religion John C. Briggs
    8. Bacon and rhetoric Brian Vickers
    9. Bacon and history John F. Tinkler
    10. Bacon's moral philosophy Ian Box
    11. Bacon's political philosophy Markku Peltonen
    12. Bacon's legacy Antonio Pérez-Ramos.

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    Markku Peltonen, Academy of Finland

    Contributors

    Markku Peltonen, Paolo Rossi, Sachiko Kusukawa, Michel Malherbe, Antonio Pérez-Ramos, Graham Rees, Rose-Mary Sargent, John C. Briggs, Brian Vickers, John F. Tinkler, Ian Box

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