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" The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible. "
Bacon; His Writings, and His Philosophy - Page 65
by George Lillie Craik - 1846
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The Active Society Revisited

Wilson C. McWilliams - 2006 - 366 pages
...College of Six Days," Bacon wrote that "the End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes, and the secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the...Empire, to the effecting of all things possible." 17. Francis Bacon, The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon. Ed. JM Robertson (London: George Routledge...
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Democratic Faith

Patrick Deneen - 2009 - 388 pages
...College of Six Days," Bacon wrote that, "the End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes, and the secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the...bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible."97 The discovery of "secret motions" and subsequent inventions that improve upon nature's...
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Understanding the Cultural Landscape

Bret Wallach - 2005 - 420 pages
...economic development of North America can hardly be told without thinking of it as a story of "enlarging the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible." Even when Teddy Roosevelt thundered against the land skinners who were destroying the natural resources...
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The Evolving World: Evolution in Everyday Life

David P. Mindell - 2006 - 366 pages
...Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery. knowledge. In his book New Atlantis (1624), Bacon says, "The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes,...bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible."12 He is explicit about the possible benefits of science: "We do publish such new profitable...
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Libertarianism Defended

Tibor R. Machan - 2006 - 364 pages
...technological Utopia ruled by experts ( The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and 185 secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the...empire, to the effecting of all things possible') - are arguably the true ancestors of Marxist 'scientific' socialism as well as of later technocratic...
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Idioms of Self-interest: Credit, Identity, and Property in English ...

Jill Phillips Ingram - 2006 - 196 pages
...for the sole purpose of interpreting nature and of producing great works for the benefit of man: for the "enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible" (71). The systematic use of knowledge and the control of nature through science, Bacon argues, make...
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The Religious Foundations of Francis Bacon's Thought

Stephen A. McKnight - 2006 - 193 pages
...remarkable work. When the Europeans have an audience with a Father of Solomon's House, they are told: "The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things" (WFB, 3:156). Their investigations produce new artificial metals, which are used for curing diseases,...
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Science in Culture

Piotr JaroszyƄski - 2007 - 314 pages
...motions to expand the boundaries of human empire and the ability to influence all things. As Bacon said, "The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions: and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible."5 Science...
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The Myth of Sisyphus: Renaissance Theories of Human Perfectibility

Elliott M. Simon - 2007 - 614 pages
...which interpreted nature for "the glory of God and the betterment of mankind." The Elder declares that "the End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes,...bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible."160 Bacon assumes that Solamona's empirical process of interpreting the mysteries of nature...
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Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell

Diane Kelsey McColley - 2007 - 284 pages
...Novum Organon and his vivid fable in the New Atlantis, where the Father of Salomon's House explains, "The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes,...bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible."10 Among these, We have also parks and enclosures of all sorts of beasts and birds, which...
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