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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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Charles Bradford Bow

of Francis Bacon's Novum Organum (1620) when Dalgarno matriculated. In other words, his later use of the Baconian method did not originate at Marischal. But Marischal's emphasis on teaching ancient languages prepared Dalgarno for his later

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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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Benoît Godin

).” 25 “Her Publick Admonition in almost every Session of Parliament,” so wrote Francis Bacon, natural philosopher, statesman, and author of an Essay of Innovation , about Queen Elizabeth's admonition not to innovate in matters of religion: was “that no

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‘You Mean Some Strange Revenge’

The Jacobean Intersections of Revenge and the Strange

Katherine M. Graham

simply, we move from strange revengers to strange revenge. I posit that both plays do this as a way of reducing the moral culpability of the individuals caught up in revenge, and that they do this because these are tyrant plays. As Francis Bacon tells us

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Ekaterina Smirnova

was the English writer Francis Bacon, a contemporary of Galileo. He was not a scholar cleric but he was well acquainted with classic Latin and the latter scholar's texts. 19 His studies brought him to the belief that the methods and results of science

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Massinger's Strange Pirates

Strangeness, Law(s) and Genre in The Double Marriage and The Unnatural Combat

Susanne Gruss

three different revenge plots: Virolet as well as Sesse pursue plans to kill Ferrand which are discussed in terms reminiscent of Francis Bacon's description of revenge as ‘wild justice’, 26 as a politically and privately motivated retribution for past

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Gabriel Remy-Handfield

addition, Deleuze establishes a clear distinction between deformity and transformation. In his essay Francis Bacon : The Logic of Sensation (2002), he affirms that transformation and deformation belong to two different logic systems. Transformation can

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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

’. 34 On the political front, monarchs from antiquity were expected to seek 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