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Reconstructing the Natural Philosopher

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296446
eISBN:
9780191711985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296446.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The development of the persona of the natural philosopher is the key to understanding how natural philosophy becomes inserted into European culture in the 16th and 17th centuries. This chapter shows ... More


Crucifixion Representation

Kent L. Brintnall

in Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226074696
eISBN:
9780226074719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074719.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the theme of crucifixion or the reduction of flesh to meat in Francis Bacon's work. It reflects on his depiction of the male body and the alluring beauty of its vulnerability ... More


Reconstructing Natural Philosophy

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296446
eISBN:
9780191711985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296446.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Many of the perceived failures of Aristotelian natural philosophy in the late 16th and early 17th centuries were put down to his conception of method. In fact, both defenders of Aristotle and his ... More


In Defense of Bacon

Alan Soble

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Feminist critics, particularly, Sandra Harding, Carolyn Merchant, and Evelyn Fox Keller, claim that misogynous sexual metaphors played an important role in the rise of modern science. The writings of ... More


‘Profane pollicy’? Religion, toleration, and the politics of succession

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Essex’s religious politics are examined. It is argued that the ecumenical views of Francis and Anthony Bacon influenced Essex’s attempts to style himself in the mid-1590s as the champion and patron ... More


Francis Bacon and the Parliamentarians

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Francis Bacon lived from 1561 to 1627. He was always near the centre of power, and under James I he rose to be Lord Chancellor. He was a leading figure in the government until in 1621 he was ... More


Martyrdom and Modernity: The Discourse of Holy War in the Works of John Foxe and Francis Bacon

Brinda Charry

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the rhetorical and discursive strategies deployed by early modern English writers in their texts on holy war and what paying attention to these strategies will tell us about how ... More


The Making of a Virtuoso

Ted McCormick

in William Petty: And the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547890
eISBN:
9780191720529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547890.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter explores Petty's work with Samuel Hartlib and others in London and his medical and academic career at Oxford and Gresham College. Drawing on extensive material from the Hartlib Papers, ... More


“Cogitation Against Libraries”: Bacon, the Bodleian, and the Weight of the Medieval Past

Jennifer Summit

in Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter locates Francis Bacon in the tradition of Reformation era and post-Reformation library makers that begins with Matthew Parker, John Bale, and Stephen Batman and extends to Bodley's first ... More


Gray's Inn Revels, 1594–5

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the textual record of the Christmas-season festivities staged by Gray's Inn, 1594–5: the Gesta Grayorum. These Revels, together with critical readings of them, allow for an ... More


The popular traitor: responses to Essex

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 5 examines contemporary responses to the decline of Essex’s career, both positive and negative. It reconsiders the substance of his fabled popularity, and the growing divisions between those ... More


 Virtues and the Scientific Revolution

Rose‐Mary Sargent

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Experimental philosophers of 17th-century England recognized a complex relationship between scientific values and civic virtues. Francis Bacon, motivated by his desire to promote the common good by ... More


Bacon, Ralegh, Coke

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Three seventeenth-century characters appear in retrospect to attach undue importance to individuals. For their contemporaries, they were vastly influential in many areas of thought. All three in ... More


The Making of Writing in Renaissance England: Re-thinking Authorship Through Collaboration

Alan Stewart

in Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents a different view of how writing was created, where a group of friends, scribes, secretaries, and friends not only advised, researched, and copied out the written works, but also ... More


Francis Bacon’s Political Ecology

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter continues the book’s account of the strains placed on a corporatist political imaginary, this time not through theater but through the newly empirical and inductive methods of the New ... More


Francis Bacon and the Art of Direction

in Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226116396
eISBN:
9780226116419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116419.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the work of Francis Bacon related to the human mind. It discusses the contents of Bacon's early text Letter and Discourse to Sir Henry Savill, Touching Helps for the ... More


Sir Edward Coke: Myth-Maker

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Sir Edward Coke was born in 1552. Throughout Queen Elizabeth's reign, he throve as a lawyer, steadily out-distancing his great rival Francis Bacon, and rising to be Speaker of the House of Commons ... More


Eliding Absence and Regaining Presence: The Materialist Allegory of Good and Evil in Bacon's Fables and Milton's Epic

Catherine Gimelli Martin

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines conventional views of Renaissance allegory, focusing on the materiality of allegorical figures in John Milton and Francis Bacon. Modern theorists such as Walter Benjamin and ... More


Conclusion

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

If one looks at the lives of Walter Ralegh, Francis Bacon, and Edward Coke, they have curiously much in common. All tried to make careers in the royal service, all three obtained knighthoods, Bacon a ... More


The Private and the Public

Noah Dauber

in State and Commonwealth: The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549-1640

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170305
eISBN:
9781400881017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170305.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Sir Francis Bacon's notion of the public and the private by offering a reading of his Essays and Aphorismi de Jure Gentium Maiore Sive de Fontibus Justiciae et Juris. Bacon was ... More


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