Cambridge Companion to Bacon
Francis Bacon (1561–1626) is one of the most important figuresof the early modern era. His plan for scientific reform played acentral role in the birth of the new science. The essays in thisvolume offer a comprehensive survey of his writings on science,including his classifications of sciences, his theory of knowledgeand of forms, his speculative philosophy, his idea of cooperativescientific research and the providential aspects of Baconianscience. There are also essays on Bacon's theory of rhetoric andhistory as well as on his moral and political philosophy and on hislegacy. Throughout, the contributors aim to place Bacon in hishistorical context.