Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

by Lisa Jardine


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ISBN-13: 9780521109086
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/29/2009
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Dialectic and method in the sixteenth century; 2. An English dialectical controversy; 3. Bacon's response to the dialectical tradition; 4. Bacon's theory of knowledge; 5. The goal of the interpretation of nature; 6. The interpretation of nature; 7. Analogy and generalisation in natural philosophy; 8. analogy and generalisation in ethics and civics; 9. Methods of communication; 10. parable; 11. Exempla; 12. Bacon's view of rhetoric; 13. The method of Bacon's essays; Appendix, Bibliography; Index.

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