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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 Dictionary of Alternatives: Utopianism and Organization

Martin Parker, Valerie Fournier, Patrick Reedy - 2007 - 356 pages
...more, seem to provide the potential to make the word 'network' mean something else again. NEW ATLANTIS 'The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes,...the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all tilings possible.' Francis Bacon's (1561—1626) mysterious UTOPIA borrows the ancient name of ATLANTIS...
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The Artificial and the Natural: An Evolving Polarity

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, William R. Newman - 2007 - 341 pages
...need for artificial coloring, high heels, and beauty care."1 ' The denizens of Salomon's House seek "the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things;...Human Empire to the effecting of all things possible." And they too can alter nature in crucial respects — for example, by changing the normal course of...
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A History of Natural Philosophy: From the Ancient World to the Nineteenth ...

Edward Grant - 2007
...function expresses the purpose of the Foundation, which is to advance natural philosophy, the latter being "the knowledge of Causes and secret motions of things;...bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible."17 The second function is "the Preparations and Instruments we have for our works," which...
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El edificio de la razón: el sujeto científico

Jaime Labastida - 2007 - 286 pages
..."Después de haber resumido todas las acciones del duque, no me es posible con57 The end of ourfoundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of...the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecíing ofall things possible (New Atlantis, op. cit., p. 210, col. 2). La edición española tiene...
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The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Robert Faulkner - 2008 - 278 pages
...experimental inquiry that breeds power on the grandest scale. "The End of our Foundation," he writes, "is the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of...Empire, to the effecting of all things possible." But what keeps the white coats in the lab is fundamentally the possibility of gain and fame. While...
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Urban Machinery: Inside Modern European Cities

Mikael Hrd, Thomas J. Misa - 2008 - 361 pages
...Solomon's House was to gain "knowledge of causes and the secret motions of things; and the enlargement of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible" (Bacon 1624/2001, 205). The main objective was to bring about scientific progress to improve society's...
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