Introduction: Francis Bacon and the Theologico-political Reconfiguration of Desire in the Early Modern Period

  title={Introduction: Francis Bacon and the Theologico-political Reconfiguration of Desire in the Early Modern Period},
  author={Guido Giglioni},
Bacon’s ideas on motion rested on an appetitive and acquisitive consideration of life in which nature was identified with a tendency to preserve order, virtue with the unceasing effort to expand the boundaries of life, and government with the art of maintaining and balancing power (reason of state). A remarkable outcome of this view was the opinion that, in a universe ruled by the principle of self-preservation, life appeared to be constitutively vulnerable, being always exposed to episodes of… Expand
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