Of Discourse by Francis Bacon Theme

Of Discourse by
Francis Bacon Theme
Magic
Sphinx
Magnalia Naturae
Sylva Sylvarum imagination
Rossi represents the transition from magic to
science
Weeks Using science to achieve the goals of
science
Henry Bacon is very influenced by Magic
Persian Magic Magic = Natural Philosophy.
"Persian Magic is sublime wisdom" De
Augmentis
Bacon thinks Persian Magic is super fab, but
contemporary magicians have the wrong
methods
Matter
Cosmogony
Natural motion of the atom appetite and
instinct of the atom = matter theory
Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature
Cupid, Coelum, Pan
Weeks, De Maistre Bacon has an independent,
unorthodox alternative to scripture
Dichotomy of origins
Nature Free & Nature Bound
Proteus,
Weeks Death of nature free, make nature
entirely nature bound
History of Dense and Rare, Sylva sylvarum
cube experiment
Magnalia Naturae
Torture of Nature Debate/ Feminisation of
Nature
Merchant, FoxKeller, Park, Bacon is
antifeminist, advocated the rape of nature
Pesic, Vickers, Newman Not the torture of
nature
Religion
Diomedes, Dionysus, Sirens, Pentheus, Orpheus,
Prometheus
Providence
God's Providence or lack of
Cosmogony
Providence of man man's intellect as the seat
of providence
Prometheus
Protective care of God or Nature
Separation of Religion and Science
Civil Religion
Bacon an Atheist Barbour, De Maistre,
Lampert
Warhaft, Rossi, Briggs Bacon totally religious
Minkov, Weeks, Innes Civil Religion
De Augmentis censored in Italy by the Church
Politics
Sphinx, Acteon, Orpheus,
The Character of Julius and Augustus
A brief discourse on the happy union of
England and Scotland
Controlling the imaginations of men
Letter to EofS
Pesic Bacon always considers Politics in
everything he does
White the philosopher should be the head of
the country
New Atlantis
War
Perseus, Diomedes
Advertisement touching upon a Holy War
De Augmentis
Patrick no proof that Bacon wanted a holy
war, just wanted funding
Lampert, Lerner, White, Weinburger Bacon
wanted a holy war against Christianity
Lemmi Bacon wanted a Holy War against the
Turks
Methodology
Curiosity
Acteon and Pentheus
Experimentation
Ericithonius
Alchemists Suck
History of Dense and Rare
Atalanta
Valerius Terminus
The Sphinx, Prometheus
Morals
Prolongation of Life
Proserpina, Deucalion, Orpheus
Magnalia Naturae
History of Life and Death
Rees and Gaukroger Not immortality
Paterson Immortality through fame instead
Giglioni, Weeks, Smith Yes for immortality
Sirens, Dionysus, Atalanta, Daedalus,
Patience
Orpheus
Studer Danger of scientific advancement
Minkov + White Science for the good of
mankind
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