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Title Francis Bacon on motion and power / Guido Giglioni, James A.T. Lancaster, Sorana Corneanu, Dana Jalobeanu, editors.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2016.

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Series International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives Internationales d'histoire des Idees Ser. ; 219.
Archives internationales d'histoire des idées ; 218.
Subject Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. -- Congresses.
Philosophy of nature -- History -- 17th century -- Congresses.
Movement (Philosophy) -- Congresses.
Power (Philosophy) -- Congresses.
Philosophy, English -- 17th century -- Congresses.
Alt Name Giglioni, Guido,
Lancaster, James A. T.,
Corneanu, Sorana,
Jalobeanu, Dana, 1970-
Description 1 online resource (312 pages).
Note Papers presented at two colloquia on Francis Bacon held at the Warburg Institute, London, in June, 2011, and June, 2013.
Contents 1. Introduction: Francis Bacon and the theologico-political reconfiguration of desire in the Early Modern Period / Guido Giglioni -- 2. Appetites, matter and metaphors: Aristotle, Physics I, 9 (192a22-23) and its Renaissance commentators / Daniel C. Anderson -- 3. Lists of motions: Francis Bacon on material disquietude / Guido Giglioni -- 4. Bacon's apples: a case study in Baconian experimentation / Dana Jalobeanu -- 5. Prolongatio vitae and euthanasia in Francis Bacon / Marta Fattori -- 6. Francis Bacon's flux of the spirits and Renaissance paradigms of hybridity and adaptation / Miranda Anderson -- 7. Cupido, sive Atomus; Dionysus, sive Cupiditas: Francis Bacon on desire / Guido Giglioni -- 8. The ethics of motion: self-preservation, preservation of the whole and the "double nature of the Good" in Francis Bacon / Silvia Manzo -- 9. Francis Bacon on the motions of the mind / Sorana Corneanu -- 10. Francis Bacon on the moral and political character of the universe / James A.T. Lancaster -- 11. A more perfect union: Bacon's correspondence of form and policy / Vera Keller -- 12. Bacon's Idola in vernacular translations, 1600-1900 / Marialuisa Parise.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and indexes.
Summary This book offers a comprehensive and unitary study of the philosophy of Francis Bacon, with special emphasis on the medical, ethical and political aspects of his thought. It presents an original interpretation focused on the material conditions of nature and human life. In particular, coverage in the book is organized around the unifying theme of Bacon's notion of appetite, which is considered in its natural, ethical, medical and political meanings. The book redefines the notions of experience and experiment in Bacon's philosophy of nature, shows the important presence of Stoic themes in his work as well as provides an original discussion of the relationships between natural magic, prudence and political realism in his philosophy. Bringing together scholarly expertise from the history of philosophy, the history of science and the history of literature, this book presents readers with a rich and diverse contextualization of Bacon's philosophy.
ISBN 9783319276410 (Electronic book (EPUB format)
9783319276397 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 9783319276397
OCLC # 948632207
Additional Format Print version: Francis bacon on motion and power. [Place of publication not identified] : Springer, 2016 3319276395 9783319276397 (OCoLC)929543817.