Learning to Read Nature: Francis Bacon’s Notion of Experiential Literacy (Experientia Literata)

  title={Learning to Read Nature: Francis Bacon’s Notion of Experiential Literacy (Experientia Literata)},
  author={Guido Giglioni},
  journal={Early Science and Medicine},
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 philosophical implications. Bacon’s theory of knowledge is embedded in a programme of disciplinary redefinition, outlined in the Advancement of Learning and De augmentis scientiarum. Among all disciplines, prima philosophia (and not metaphysica) plays a key foundational role, based on the idea of both a physical… Expand
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