Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy
By (author) Stephen Gaukroger
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Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy by Stephen Gaukroger
Book DescriptionThis ambitious and important book, first published in 2001, provides a truly general account of Francis Bacon as a philosopher. It describes how Bacon transformed the values that had underpinned philosophical culture since antiquity by rejecting the traditional idea of a philosopher as someone engaged in contemplation of the cosmos. The book explores in detail how and why Bacon attempted to transform the largely esoteric discipline of natural philosophy into a public practice through a program in which practical science provided a model that inspired many from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Stephen Gaukroger shows that this reform of natural philosophy was dependent on the creation of a new philosophical persona: a natural philosopher shaped through submission to the dictates of Baconian method. This book will be recognized as a major contribution to Baconian scholarship, of special interest to historians of early-modern philosophy, science, and ideas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521801546
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (May 2012)
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Philosopher in Early Modern Europe, Paperback (December 2009)» View all books by Stephen Gaukroger
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