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Title: Tropes for the Disciplined Relationship between the Scientist and Nature:Travel and Gender in Francis Bacon’s Epistemology of Science
Authors: Wei, Jiemin
Advisors: Garber, Daniel
Contributors: Hogan, Desmond
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2016
Abstract: Francis Bacon is known as the ‘father of modern science’ for his writings on the scientific method. Travel and gender tropes are widespread but misunderstood throughout his works. I argue that these tropes reveal Bacon’s epistemology of science—one that is quasi-moral, characterized by discipline, and communicated in relational terms.
Extent: 72 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2017

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