The Religious Foundations of Francis Bacon's Thought

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University of Missouri Press, 2006 - 193 pages
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"Presents close analysis of eight of Francis Bacon's texts in order to investigate the relation of his religious views to his instauration. Attempts to correct the persistent misconception of Bacon as a secular modern who dismissed religion in order to promote the human advancement of knowledge"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Contents

Introduction Ba c o ns Re l i g i o n Ob s c u re d
1
Chapter 1 T h e Ne w At l a n t i s
10
Chapter 2 T h e Gre a t In s t a u ra t i o n
45
Chapter 3 T h e Ne w Org a n o n
72
Chapter 4 T h e m e s a n d Im a g e s i n Ba c o ns E a r l y Wr i t i n g s
103
Conclusion Fo u r Key Ba c o n i a n T h e m e s
151
Notes
161
Bibliography
175
Index
189
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