This book describes the principles of Baconian science, and their influence on the thought and writing of Daniel Defoe.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought Series, #32
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)
Table of Contents
Part I. The Baconian Scientific Milieu: 1. The legacy of Francis Bacon; 2. The selective taking-up of Bacon's ideas: biographical sketches of five followers of Bacon; 3. Charles Morton and the new sciences; Part II. Daniel Defoe: 4. Daniel Defoe and the Baconian legacy; 5. Defoe's General History of Trade: its relation to the Baconian histories; 6. Robinson Crusoe: man's progressive dominion over nature; 7. A New Voyage round the World: Defoe the traveller-scientist by sea; 8. Defoe's Tour: a natural history of man and his activities; Appendix.
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