Francis Bacon: History, Politics & Science, 1562-1626. Francis BACON, B. H. G. WORMALD.

Francis Bacon: History, Politics & Science, 1562-1626.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xii + 409pp. Black cloth with gilt titling to spine; frontis, index. A major recent study of Bacon, scientist, historian and natural philosopher. From the publisher: "In the centuries since his death in 1626, Francis Bacon has been perceived and studied as a promoter and prophet of the philosophy of science - natural science. Certainly Bacon proclaimed that he could and would fill the vacuum which he saw existing in the study of nature; but he also saw himself as a clarifier and promoted of what he called 'policy', that is the study and improvement of the structure and function of civil states including the new British state established by the Union of 1603. In this major new study Mr Wormald shows that Bacon was concerned equally with knowledge of the world of nature and with that of policy…... Chapter headings: Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Two Programmes: Know Thyself and Know the Universe of Nature; 3. Knowledges are as Pyramids, Whereof History is the Basis - History Civil - this Latter Extended to Describe and to Include the Common Law of England; 4. Logic - Idols of the Mind - Rhetoric; 5. Policy: a Great Part of Philosophy - Bacon's Engagements of Policy; 6. Morality and Policy I; 7. Morality and Policy II; 8. Morality and Policy III; 9. Morality and Policy IV; 10. Civil History of Letters - Civil History Mixed; 11. Civil History of the Reign of King Henry the 7th; 12. Aims and claims - but no metaphysics of Nature; 13. No Metaphysics of Nature - Civil History Supplies Bacon's Masculine Birth of Time; 14. Bacon and his Markers I; 15. Bacon and his Markers II; Notes; Index. Fine condition in Near Fine dust jacket. (Just a hint of rubbing to jacket). Item #31574
ISBN: 0521307732

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