“A New Logic”: Bacon’s Novum Organum

  title={“A New Logic”: Bacon’s Novum Organum},
  author={Elodie Cassan},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  • E. Cassan
  • Published 1 June 2021
  • Perspectives on Science
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to assess Bacon’s proclamation of the novelty of his Novum Organum. We argue that in the Novum Organum, Bacon reshapes the traditional representation of logic as providing tools for the building of philosophical discourse. For he refuses both an understanding of logic in terms of an ars disserendi, and an approach to philosophy in terms of a discourse of a certain type of necessity and universality. How can Bacon articulate a logic, that is, a set of rules… Expand


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