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New PDF release: The Cambridge Companion to Bacon

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By Markku Peltonen

ISBN-10: 052143534X

ISBN-13: 9780521435345

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) is without doubt one of the most vital figures of the early glossy period. His plan for medical reform performed a crucial function within the beginning of the recent technological know-how. The essays during this quantity provide a entire survey of his writings on technology, together with his classifications of sciences, his concept of information and of kinds, his speculative philosophy, his inspiration of cooperative clinical examine, and the providential facets of Baconian technology. There also are essays on Bacon's concept of rhetoric and historical past in addition to on his ethical and political philosophy and on his legacy.

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37 Bacon found Literary History wanting in both The Advancement of Learning and in the De augmentis. It is a history of the state of learning, namely the kinds of learning and arts that have flourished and decayed in various parts of the world at various times, origins and transmissions of inventions, sects, principal controversies, authors, books, schools, academies, societies, colleges, and so on. 3~For Bacon, Literary History leads to knowledge not only abour the state of learning, but also to knowledge conducive to civil government.

Farrington 1949. Perez-Ramos 1988, p. 142. Cohen 1985, pp. 500-5. Lakatos 1974, p. 259. Horkheimer and Adorno 1972, p. 242. Hesse 1964, p. 149. Vickers 1992. Knights 1946, pp. 92-111. Marwil 1976, pp. 138, 140. Hattaway 1978, p. 184. Whitney 1986, pp. 10-1 I, 88, 121-2, I 54. Slaughter 1982, p. 94 and passim. Larsen 1962. Copenhaver 1988b, pp. 298-9. Urbach 1987. Vickers 1984b, p. 307. Cf. Rossi 1984. Cambridge Companions Online © Cambridge University Press, 2006 SACHIKO KUSUKAWA 2 Bacon's classification of knowledge I INTRODUCTION Francis Bacon set forth his idea for reforming the entire realm of knowledge in The Proficience and Advancement of Learning Divine and Human (first published in 1605)~which he offered as a "fixed memorialt1 and "immortal monument" to the magnificence of James I (111, 261-4).

Ch. Adam et P. Tannery, I I vols. (Paris, 18971913)1X, P. 498. I I Translation by Farrington 1964, p. 3 I . I Z Translation by Farrington 1964, p. 93. 13 Cf. Jardine 1974a, p. 115; JVebster 1975, pp. 75, 337; Hacking 1983, p. 242; Cohen 1985, pp. 85, 150; Perez-Ramos 1988, p. 136. 14 Rossi 1970, pp. 157-60. Italian edition was published by Feltrinelli in 1962. 15 Rossi 1970, pp. 136-45. I z 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Cambridge Companions Online © Cambridge University Press, 2006 16 17 18 19 zo 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Perez-Ramos 1988, p.

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