Francis Bacon and the transformation of early-modern philosophy / Stephen Gaukroger.Type: BookPublisher: Cambridge ;New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001 Description: xii, 249 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 0521805368.Subject(s): Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626 -- Critica e interpretación
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Incluye referencias bibliográficas (p. 227-241) e índice.
Machine generated contents note: 1. nature of Bacon's project -- From arcane learning to public knowledge -- via media -- Practical knowledge -- classification of knowledge -- Mathematics and practical learning -- Eclecticism -- 2. Humanist models for scientia -- education in rhetoric -- office of the philosopher -- reform of law -- 3. legitimation of natural philosophy -- Zealotry and the well-ordered state -- religious vindication of natural philosophy -- political vindication of natural philosophy -- disciplinary vindication of natural philosophy -- utilitarian vindication of natural philosophy -- 4. shaping of the natural philosopher -- psychology of knowledge -- poverty of antiquity -- interpretation of the past -- External impediments and the historicisation of knowledge -- 'Purging the floor of the mind' -- 5. Method as a way of pursuing natural philosophy -- 'Great Instauration' -- Atomism: method and natural philosophy -- 'A new and certain path' -- method of discovery? -- Prerogative instances -- Productive truth -- institutional setting -- 6. Dominion over nature -- Matter theory and natural philosophy -- sources of Bacon's matter theory -- Atomism and motion -- Democritus and Cupid -- theory of the cosmos -- Spiritus and the preservation of life.
This ambitious and important book provides the first truly general account of Francis Bacon as a philosopher. It explores in detail how and why Bacon attempted to transform the largely esoteric discipline of natural philosophy into a public practice through a program in which practical science provided a model that inspired many from the 17th to the 20th centuries. This book will be recognized as a major contribution to Baconian scholarship of special interest to historians of early modern philosophy, science, and ideas.