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Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science

By Paolo Rossi

© 2009 – Routledge

280 pages

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About the Book

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.

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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

History and Philosophy of Science reprints a distinguished selection of important texts published in this field over the last century. This set presents a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the history and philosophy of science.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General