The New Protrepticus: A Concluding Exhortation to the Theoretic Life
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Having surveyed the long trajectory of the Western intellectual tradition from its origins in classical Greek philosophy through the Baconian turn and forward to modern pragmatism, we are now in a position to make some assessments. We have seen that Western modernity as a distinctive world view begins with the peculiar genius of Sir. Francis Bacon, his critique of Aristotelianism and his re-conceptualization of the aim of knowledge and science as technological power. By now the fruits of this approach are clear and abundant.
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