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"We have, in the first part of the discourse shown the nature of the Baconian philosophy; in the second part we have shown the Baconian method of investigation, and the theory of mind assumed in that method; and in the third part we have shown how, by the application of the logical and psychological principles developed in the second part, it may be used as a touchstone of philosophical criticism. And all we ask of the reader is, that he will not read one part of the discourse without reading the whole; as the discourse is arranged in a sort of perspective, so that every part casts light upon the others, and it is impossible to see the full import of either part, without reading them all"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
Since Princeton College and Princeton Seminary were major radii of Realist influence, the conservative Presbyterianism headquartered there is an ideal choice for a case study in the American impact of Baconianism. Presbyterian thinkers, already committed to a synthesis of Protestant religion and Newtonian science, were afforded with additional means of elaborating a doxological version of natural science and of defending it against naturalism and other enemies of Christian faith. Originally published in 1977. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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This book explores the resistance of three English poets to Francis Bacon's project to restore humanity to Adamic mastery over nature, moving beyond a discussion of the tension between Bacon and these poetic voices to suggest theywere also debating the narrative of humanity's intellectual path.

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