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Benoît Godin

, and the contexts that explain these uses. This article extends and refines the analysis made of an eminent example of the early modern representation of innovation: Francis Bacon (1561–1626). To Bacon, innovation is pejorative, as it is to most people

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An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against “Esprit de Système”

From the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Jeffrey D. Burson

words of John B. Mebane, “eclectic thinkers, willing to experiment with virtually anything to see if it worked.” 10 This article, then, comparatively and heuristically reexamines John Calvin, Francis Bacon, and northern Italian natural philosophers

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Travel Writing as a Genre

Facts, Fictions and the Invention of a Scientific Discourse in Early Modern Europe

Joan-Pau Rubiés and Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon’s endorsement of travel for the sake of the universal light of knowledge, in his posthumous scientific utopia New Atlantis (expressing his personal aspiration for the foundation of a scientific institution), identifies well the strategic place that travel literature had come to occupy in the culture of early seventeenth-century Europe. Travel literature is certainly not a unique European creation, but its remarkable development throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was crucial in the formation of a specifically Western discourse on human societies, one increasingly organised around a vision of natural and historical diversity but also tied inextricably to universalist assumptions and aspirations.

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Charles Bradford Bow

This article examines the “progress” of Scottish metaphysics during the long eighteenth century. The scientific cultivation of natural knowledge drawn from the examples of Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626), John Locke (1632–1704), and Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was a defining pursuit in the Scottish Enlightenment. The Aberdonian philosopher George Dalgarno (1616–1687); Thomas Reid (1710–1796), a member of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society known as the Wise Club; and the professor of moral philosophy at Edinburgh University Dugald Stewart (1753–1828), contributed to that Scottish pattern of philosophical thinking. The question of the extent to which particular external senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell) might be improved when others were damaged or absent from birth attracted their particular interest. This article shows the different ways in which Scottish anatomists of the mind resolved Molyneux’s Problem of whether or not an agent could accurately perceive an object from a newly restored external sense.

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John of Lancaster’s Negotiation with the Rebels in 2 Henry IV

Fifteenth-Century Northern England as Sixteenth-Century Ireland

Jane Yeang Chui Wong

counsel from their advisors; Francis Bacon compares sovereignty and counsel to a married couple. 35 Harder to find, however, is any mention of the monarch giving ear to his subjects should they wish to air their grievances. It is this ‘deafness’ of the

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“The physical anxiety of the form itself”

A Haptic Reading of Phil Solomon’s Experimental Films

Hava Aldouby

” is indispensable to painting, as hypothesized by Deleuze in his monograph on Francis Bacon (2003). For Solomon, painting apparently holds a special appeal with respect to textural suggestiveness and tactile s (t) imulation. Solomon self

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Matthew Trundle

like Francis Bacon who noted improvements to the state of human kind, this is essentially a recent, post-Enlightenment and postindustrialization development. Ancient peoples believed in the intrinsic good of the past. For them, their ancient past was a

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Translating the Concept of Experiment in the Late Eighteenth Century

From the English Philosophical Context to the Greek-Speaking Regions of the Ottoman Empire

Eirini Goudarouli and Dimitris Petakos

: Brill, 2015), 53-76; Julian Martin, Francis Bacon, the State and the Reform of Natural Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 141-170; Mary Poovey, A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Sciences of Wealth and

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Accounting for Loss in Fish Stocks

A Word on Life as Biological Asset

Jennifer E. Telesca

growing cultural investment in mathematics and the influence of key figures in natural philosophy. In the seventeenth century, Francis Bacon sought to ground knowledge on empirical fact rather than on universal assertions or “metaphysical essences

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Brian Yothers, Gillian Dooley, Guy Galazka, Peter Weisensel, Jackie Coon, Magdalena Banaszkiewicz and David Cashman

voyages and voyagers shaped English culture across the period from Francis Bacon to Graham Greene. Daniel Defoe, of course, particularly in Robinson Crusoe , is a seminal writer here, but Nayar’s range of reference is impressive. He by no means restricts