The Very Idea of Modern Science

Francis Bacon and Robert Boyle

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ISBN: 978-94-007-5350-1 (Print) 978-94-007-5351-8 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. BACONS DOCTRINE OF PREJUDICE

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-13

      The Riddle of Bacon

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      Pages 15-33

      Bacon’s Philosophy of Discovery

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      Pages 35-38

      Ellis’ Major Difficulty

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      Pages 39-47

      The Function of the Doctrine of Prejudice

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      Pages 49-56

      Bacon on the Origin of Error and Prejudice

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      Pages 57-80

      Prejudices of the Senses

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      Pages 81-108

      Prejudices of Opinions

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      Pages 109-120

      Bacon’s Influence

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      Pages 121-124

      Conclusion: The Rise of the Riddle of Bacon

  3. A RELIGION OF INDUCTIVISM AS A LIVING FORCE

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-130

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      Pages 131-137

      Philosophical Background

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      Pages 139-155

      The Social Background of Classical Science

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      Pages 157-166

      The Missing Link Between Bacon and the Royal Society

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      Pages 167-178

      Boyle in the Eyes of Posterity

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      Pages 179-224

      The Inductive Style

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      Pages 225-248

      Mechanism

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      Pages 249-264

      The New Doctrine of Prejudice

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 265-315