“A New Logic”: Bacon’s Novum Organum

@article{Cassan2021ANL,
  title={“A New Logic”: Bacon’s Novum Organum},
  author={Elodie Cassan},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  year={2021},
  volume={29},
  pages={255-274}
}
  • 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

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 70 REFERENCES
Francis Bacon and the Laws of Ramus
  • Peter R. Anstey
  • Philosophy
  • HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science
  • 2014
This article assesses the role of the laws of the French logician and educational reformer Petrus Ramus in the writings of Francis Bacon. The laws of Ramus derive from Aristotle’s grounds forExpand
Core Experiments, Natural Histories and the Art of experientia literata: the meaning of Baconian Experimentation
Experiment, as a new form of knowledge, was a Baconian creation. It was in Bacon’s project of Great Instauration and in Bacon’s reformed natural history that experiment and experimentation ceased toExpand
The Cambridge Companion to Bacon: Bacon's speculative philosophy
Francis Bacon's natural philosophy may be viewed as a single philosophy with two aspects or as two philosophies each with its own peculiar character. Either way it is useful to acknowledge that thereExpand
Learning to Read Nature: Francis Bacon’s Notion of Experiential Literacy (Experientia Literata)
Francis Bacon’s elusive notion of experience can be better understood when we relate it to his views on matter, motion, appetite and intellect, and bring to the fore its broader philosophicalExpand
Francis Bacon and the “Interpretation of Nature” in the Late Renaissance
TLDR
This essay finds that Bacon’s application of the idea of “interpretation” to nature was highly original, but also that certain important aspects of his conception have analogies in Renaissance civil law. Expand
"Do Words Signify Ideas or Things?" The Scholastic Sources of Locke's Theory of Language
MY AIM IN THIS PAPER is to shed some light on Locke's claim that words signify ideas. Although I shall start by considering two contemporary attempts to interpret Locke's theory of language, I shallExpand
Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition
In "Regimens of the Mind", Sorana Corneanu proposes a new approach to the epistemological and methodological doctrines of the leading experimental philosophers of seventeenth-century England, anExpand
Merchants of Light and Mystery Men: Bacon's Last Projects in Natural History
Th is essay explores the natural history project that Bacon undertakes in the last part of his life. After setting aside the Novum organum and the attempt to set out a method of interpreting natureExpand
How Bacon Became Baconian
Francis Bacon’s metaphysics of material desires represents a major contribution to early-modern natural philosophy and theories of matter. By material desires, Bacon meant a limited set of primordialExpand
Francis Bacon and the Disputations of the Learned*
  • A. Pérez-ramos
  • Mathematics
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • 1991
Condorcet wrote in 1793 that Bacon had discovered 'la veritable m6thode pour etudier la Nature;' in 1810 Goethe doubted that one could even speak of a Baconian 'method';2 in the early VictorianExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...