The Resource Francis Bacon, by Perez Zagorin

Francis Bacon, by Perez Zagorin

Label
Francis Bacon
Title
Francis Bacon
Statement of responsibility
by Perez Zagorin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Francis Bacon (1561-1626), commonly regarded as one of the founders of the Scientific Revolution, exerted a powerful influence on the intellectual development of the modern world. He also led a remarkably varied and dramatic life as a philosopher, writer, lawyer, courtier, and statesman. Although there has been much recent scholarship on individual aspects of Bacon's career, Perez Zagorin's is the first work in many years to present a comprehensive account of the entire sweep of his thought and its enduring influence."
  • "Zagorin shows that, despite his idealistic philosophy and rare intellectual gifts, Bacon's political life was marked by continual careerism in his efforts to achieve advancement. He follows Bacon's rise at court and describes his removal from his office as England's highest judge for taking bribes. Zagorin then examines Bacon's philosophy and theory of science in connection with his project for the promotion of scientific progress, which he called "The Great Instauration." He shows how Bacon's critical empiricism and attempt to develop a new method of discovery made a seminal contribution to the growth of science
  • He demonstrates Bacon's historic importance as a prophetic thinker, who, at the edge of the modern era, predicted that science would be used to prolong life, cure diseases, invent new materials, and create new weapons of destruction. Finally, the book examines Bacon's writings on such subjects as morals, politics, language, rhetoric, law, and history. Zagorin shows that Bacon was one of the great legal theorists of his day, an influential philosopher of language, and a penetrating historian."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zagorin, Perez
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
B1197
LC item number
.Z34 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophes
  • Philosophes
  • Philosophes
  • Philosophers
  • Great Britain
Label
Francis Bacon, by Perez Zagorin
Link
https://archive.org/details/francisbacon00zago
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Bacon's Two Lives
  • Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Knowledge: The Genesis of Bacon's Project
  • The Great Instauration
  • Human Philosophy: Morals and Politics
  • Language, Law, and History
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780691059280
Lccn
97041404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37653458
  • (OCoLC)ocm37653458
Label
Francis Bacon, by Perez Zagorin
Link
https://archive.org/details/francisbacon00zago
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Bacon's Two Lives
  • Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Knowledge: The Genesis of Bacon's Project
  • The Great Instauration
  • Human Philosophy: Morals and Politics
  • Language, Law, and History
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780691059280
Lccn
97041404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37653458
  • (OCoLC)ocm37653458

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