Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science

Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science

by Paolo Rossi

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Originally published in 1968. This volume discusses Francis Bacon’s thought and work in the context of the European cultural environment that influenced Bacon’s philosophy and was in turn influenced by it. It examines the influence of magical and alchemical traditions on Bacon and his opposition to these traditions, as well as illustrating the naturalist, materialist and ethico-political patterns in Bacon’s allegorical interpretations of fables.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135028091
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Paolo Rossi is a professor emeritus in the Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Florence. His many books include Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science and The Dark Abyss of Time.

Stephen Clucas is a lecturer in the humanities at Birkbeck College.

Table of Contents

  1. The Mechanical Arts, Magic and Science. 2. The Refutation of Philosophies. 3 The Classical Fable. 4 Logic, Rhetoric and Method. 5 Language and Communication. 6 Rhetorical Tradition and the Method of Science. Notes. Index


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