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" There remains but one course for the recovery of a sound and healthy condition,— namely, that the entire work of the understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course, but guided at every... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Translations of the philosophical works - Page 61
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Utopia and the Ideal Society: A Study of English Utopian Writing 1516-1700

J. C. Davis - History - 1983 - 427 pages
...programme and method on the assumption that 'the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its course, but guided at every step, and the business be done as if by machinery'.77 The co-ordination of individual men's efforts was a key feature of his scientific method....
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Max Weber and the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Toby E. Huff - 1984 - 82 pages
...discovered infallible methods for guiding the mind in this interpretation, so that 'the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...step; and the business be done as if by machinery' (1960, p. 34). Likewise, the great nineteenth century philosopher and historian of science, William...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: Science Between Utopia and Dystopia

E. Mendelsohn, H. Nowotny - History - 1984 - 303 pages
...Bacon remained suspicious of the human mind. If it was to achieve dominion over nature, it must be "guided at every step, and the business be done as if by machinery" (47). The price to be paid for dominion over nature is the subjugation of the mind to method and the...
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Democracy and Moral Development: A Politics of Virtue

David L. Norton - Philosophy - 1990 - 198 pages
...healthy condition—namely that the entire work of understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course, but guided at every step." 44 The start ing -point according to Bacon was the experience before every person's eyes, with a technique...
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The Rise of Modern Philosophy: The Tension Between the New and Traditional ...

Tom Sorell - Philosophy - 1995 - 352 pages
...the work of the mind which follows the sense, I for the most part reject . . . The mind itself [must] be from the very outset not left to take its own course, but always guided; and the business be done as if by machinery." u Ibid. vii. 321. Crucial to the plan...
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Locke: Epistemology and Ontology

Michael Ayers - Philosophy - 1993 - 341 pages
...is 'not pretty and probable conjectures, but certain and demonstrable knowledge'. The mind 'must be guided at every step; and the business be done as if by machinery'.126 Descartes possibly borrowed from, but also differed from Bacon, who had no recourse...
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Pretexts of Authority: The Rhetoric of Authorship in the Renaissance Preface

Kevin Dunn - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 198 pages
...condition, — namely, that the entire work of the understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...step; and the business be done as if by machinery" (4, 40). 1 6. In Advancement, Bacon claims that reading between the lines, one can find great scientific...
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Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics

Donald N. McCloskey, Deirdre N. McCloskey - Business & Economics - 1994 - 445 pages
...want, as Francis Bacon promised in sounding the bell that gathered the wits, that "the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...step, and the business be done as if by machinery" (Bacon 1620 [1965], p. 327). Among the oldest questions in economics, after all, is a theorem about...
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Reconfiguring Truth: Postmodernism, Science Studies, and the Search for a ...

Steven C. Ward, Peter Ed. Ward - Philosophy - 1996 - 165 pages
...1982, 90). Such a view required a means for disciplining and controlling the mind. The mind must not be "left to take its own course, but guided at every step; and the business be done as if by machinery" (Bacon 1961a, 41). He also argued, "When a man tries all kinds of experiments without order or method,...
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Selected Philosophical Works

Francis Bacon, Rose-Mary Sargent - Philosophy - 1999 - 320 pages
...condition — namely, that the entire work of the understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...in things intellectual they have set to work with little else than the naked forces of the understanding, very small would the matters have been which,...
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