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English Science, Bacon to Newton

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ISBN-10: 0521316839

ISBN-13: 9780521316835

Edition: 1987

Authors: Brian Vickers

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Seventeenth-century England witnessed an unprecedented flourishing of natural philosophy, inspired by Francis Bacon's call for a new science based on observation and experiment, to be carried out in collective research projects,whose findings would be communicated in clear language. This anthology documents the effect of Bacon's ideas in the remarkably fruitful period following 1660. It includes his sketch of a scientific research institute in the New Atlantis (1627), which inspired the founding of the Royal Society in 1662, as acknowledged by Thomas Sprat in its History, excerpted here. Bacon's plea for an appropriate language for science also affected the Royal Society, as Sprat records,…    
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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/21/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Preparative towards a Natural and Experimental History, 1620
New Atlantis, c.1624
Experiments with the air pump, 1660
The Sceptical Chymist, 1661
Experimental Philosophy, 1664
Micrographia, 1665
On Earthquakes and Fossils, 1668
History of the Royal Society, 1667
An Essay Towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language, 1668
A New Theory about Light and Colours, 1672
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