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Francis Bacon and the Rhetoric of Nature Hardcover – November 16, 1989

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; 1St Edition edition (November 16, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674317432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674317437
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,360,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Patwardhan on February 21, 2005
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Briggs seeks to illuminate Bacon's own understanding of science, and the role man may play in deciphering nature. The most interesting part of this book is the painstaking and illuminating attention Briggs pays to the tradition in which Bacon did his thinking and wrought his innovations. Briggs uncovers and deftly articulates subtle and influential 15th-16th century theories of magic and rhetoric that are fascinating and richly suggestive. I have found it to be a cogent, richly informative, and probing exploration of Bacon within the intellectual context in which he did his thinking. An invaluable read for students of rhetoric/language and the history of science.
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