Francis Bacon and the Seventeenth-Century Intellectual Discourse

Authors: Funari, A.

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This book explores the resistance of three English poets to Francis Bacon's project to restore humanity to Adamic mastery over nature, moving beyond a discussion of the tension between Bacon and these poetic voices to suggest theywere also debating the narrative of humanity's intellectual path.

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ANTHONY FUNARI Assistant Professor atJohnson Community College, USA.

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"Francis Bacon and the Seventeenth-Century Intellectual Discourse provides new insight on the Baconian debates by examining the works of Donne, Marvell, and Rochester as resistance to Bacon s theory of scientific progression. With sharp, close readings, Funari persuasively demonstrates the argumentative power of seventeenth-century poetry as a counter narrative to what would become the dominant ideology of Western science." - Amy L. Tigner, assistant professor of English, University of Texas, Arlington

"A fascinating, well-argued comparison between Francis Bacon's narrative of recovering human dominion over nature and seventeenth-century skeptics who deny its possibility. Funari draws insightful parallels with today's proponents of technological solutions and environmental philosophers who propose new ways of living with the more-than-human world. Of interest to anyone who wishes to see how history and literature can inform the roots of today's environmental crisis." - Carolyn Merchant, professor, University of California, Berkeley and author of The Death of Nature and Reinventing Eden

"An original and interesting approach to the clash of cultures - the established literary world reacting against the rise of the scientific worldview - this book raises intriguing questions for anyone studying early modern thought." - Linda Anderson, professor of English, Virginia Tech, and author of A Place in the Story: Servants and Service in Shakespeare's Plays


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Funari, Anthony J.

  • An Inheritance Recovered

    Pages 17-37

    Funari, Anthony J.

  • Nature’s Confession

    Pages 39-59

    Funari, Anthony J.

  • “Companions of My Thoughts More Green”

    Pages 61-85

    Funari, Anthony J.

  • A “Fantastic Mind” and a “Fix’d Heart”

    Pages 87-112

    Funari, Anthony J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Francis Bacon and the Seventeenth-Century Intellectual Discourse
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33791-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230337916
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11684-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29748-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 174
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