ENGL 120 3-24

ENGL 120 3-24 - ENGL 120 Advancement 1605 Novum Organum...

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ENGL 120 Advancement 1605 Novum Organum 1620 Religio Medici 1645-43 Sir Thomas Brown and Francis Bacon = Best English Prose writers Bacon begins with mitigated skepticism Idol of the Tribe General human depravity Idol of the Clue Idol of the Marketplace Deduction has dominated human thought General world view Interprets particulars of natural world through the general How we tell lies about the natural world Induction prizes the direct experience of the messy particulars of the natural world Ultimately after control of nature The old view of nature (can understand nature according to right reason) is not able to understand nature Creates world in accordance to divine will God gave two books = Bible and nature
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ENGL 120 taught by Professor Barbour during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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ENGL 120 3-24 - ENGL 120 Advancement 1605 Novum Organum...

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