An Examination of the Philosophy of Bacon: Wherein Different by Joseph de Maistre

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This new translation can assist to reasonable the emphasis regularly put upon Maistre's authoritarianism. He expected whatever of the twentieth-century realizing of the lively function performed through the human brain within the empirical/inductive method used in glossy technological know-how.

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251) Maistre may have been unusual in his wariness about the prospect of applying science to military use. In a letter to the Count de Vallaise (his superior in the Piedmontese office of foreign affairs), 27 January 1817, Maistre describes a big military parade hi St Petersburg, and adds the following reflections: ... in these great military spectacles, I am always beset and afflicted by two melancholy ideas. The first is that the military art is the only one whose improvement only serves to harm mankind in general without being able to serve any nation in particular.

Andres, Abbe Giovanni (1740-1817) Italian Jesuit, author of a literary history of Italy. Aquinas, St Thomas (1225-1274) Catholic philosopher-theologian who sought to incorporate Aristotelian philosophy within the framework of the Christian faith. Archimedes (c. ) Syracusan mathematician, astronomer and inventor. Aristophanes (445-c. ) Greek comic playwright. ) Greek philosopher, pupil of Plato. Aristotelianism (Aristotle's philosophy as combined with Platonic and Christian ideas in the Middle Ages) had become the dominant philosophy in Europe prior to the Scientific Revolution.

57 Ibid. , 135. 59 Ibid 60 Ibid. , 142. 62 Ibid. 63 Ibid. , 144. 65 Letter 12, "On Chancellor Bacon," Philosophical Letters on the English. 66 St Petersburg Dialogues, 142. 67 Ibid. 68 Journal de Trevoux, 1 (1786): 181 and 325. 69 Maistre to Bonald, 10 July 1818, OC, 14:138. 70 See below, 314. 71 See below, 104. 72 Ibid. Maistre used a similar polemical technique in his critique of Rousseau. " See Against Rousseau: "On the State of Nature" and "On the Sovereignty of the People" Translated and edited by Richard A.

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