IDIHCS   22126
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN HUMANIDADES Y CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Francis Bacon's natural history and civi history: a comparative survey
Autor/es:
MANZO, SILVIA
Revista:
Early Science and Medicine
Editorial:
Brill
Referencias:
Lugar: Leiden; Año: 2012 vol. 17 p. 32 - 32
ISSN:
1383-7427
Resumen:
The aim of this paper is to offer a comparative survey of Bacon’s theory and practice of natural history and civil history, particularly centered on their relationship to natural philosophy and human philosophy. I will try to show that the obvious differences concerning their subject matter encompass a number of less obvious methodological and philosophical assumptions which reveal significant practical and conceptual convergences between both fields. Causes or axioms are prescribed as the theoretical end-products of natural history, whereas precepts are envisaged as the speculative outcomes derived from perfect civil history. In spite of this difference, causes and precepts are addressed to enable effective actions in order to change the state of nature and man respectively. For that reason a number of common patterns are to be found in Bacon’s theory and practice of natural and civil history.