Montaigne notes ENGL 2361
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Date Created: 02/09/15
Bacon The Great Instauration Bacon devises a new method for research in science He wrote in Latin because he assumed English would become a dead language The irony was that Latin eventually died and the English language grew in in uence Instauration renewal his instauration of the Scienti c Method The aim of the text total reconstruction of science and knowledge Bacon wanted his points to be clear He strives for basic commerce between quotthe mind of man and the nature of thingsquot Example Adam gave God s creatures their proper name prelapsarian prior to the fall of Man as seen in Genesis from the Bible Adam uses a natural form of communication Bacon wants a true marriage between empirical and rational facility This marriage is necessary in order to gain true knowledge about nature Logic without proof can be untrustworthy We are too quick to form conclusions Bacon wants inductive reasoning to be used in science not deductive Material cause what you see Formal cause change Efficient clause what caused change Final clause the sake for which a thing is Efficient causation outside force Truth condition in which an ideal matches with an object in the world Bacon claims that language inhibits or even prevents truth This logic goes back to Genesis in which people were given multiple languages after the tower of Babylon was destroyed Media ways in which we communicate Three metaphors in this book Voyaging Conquering Marriage Voyaging endless pursuit of knowledge Conquering dominion over nature Marriage relationship between the mind and nature Bacon believes that deduction is bad for science He wants induction to be used Both can be awed but overall induction is much better for scienti c research Bacon does not try to create underlying meaning in his work Dominion of nature is attainable through obedience Obedience observation and not loyalty
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