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" The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes and secret motions of things, and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Page 364
by Francis Bacon - 1825
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American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn

Hans Achterhuis - Philosophy - 2001 - 198 pages
...Bacon's New Atlantis, the technologists of "Solomon's House" were charged with, among other things, "enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible." And Descartes speaks in analogous terms about the possibility of attaining knowledge useful to life...
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Utopische Profile: Renaissance und Reformation. Band 1

Richard Saage - Utopian socialism - 2001 - 262 pages
..."The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the cnlarging of the bounds of human empire. to the effecting of all things possible" (Bacon 1825, S. 364f.). Tatsächlich entwirft Bacon ein für die erste Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts...
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Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader

Martin D. Yaffe - Nature - 2001 - 446 pages
...example, that the announced practical aim of modern science according to Bacon's New Atlantis ("enlarging the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible") and Descartes' Discourse on Method ("rendering ourselves as masters and possessors of nature") implies...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - English essays - 2002 - 868 pages
...any problem — memorably expressed here as the goal of Salomon's House, to discover 'the knowledge of causes and secret motions of things; and the enlarging...human empire, to the effecting of all things possible' — must have seemed within imminent reach, For this reason, perhaps, the New Atlantis was one of Bacon's...
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The Ice and the Inland: Mawson, Flynn, and the Myth of the Frontier

Brigid Hains - History - 2002 - 272 pages
...Mawson may well have been thinking of Bacon's claim that: 'The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging...bounds of human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible'.36 Bacon's utopia, the New Atlantis, was a technocratic society ruled by magus-like scientists;...
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The Final Frontier: America, Science, and Terror

Dominick Jenkins - History - 2002 - 332 pages
...Bacon's imagined utopian island located somewhere in the Pacific, "is the knowledge of causes, and the secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the...empire, to the effecting of all things possible." It was an intoxicating idea. Yet events soon suggested that the attempt to realize Bacon's vision has...
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Inverse Problems in Atmospheric Constituent Transport

I. G. Enting - Science - 2002 - 392 pages
...key reference. Chapter 19 Conclusions The end of our Foundation is the knowledge of causes, and the secret motions of things, and the enlarging of the...human empire, to the effecting of all things possible. Sir Francis Bacon: New Atlantis (1627). Inverse modelling of the atmospheric transport of trace constituents...
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Webs of Reality: Social Perspectives on Science and Religion

William Austin Stahl - Religion - 2002 - 260 pages
...goals of science thus: "The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes and the secret motion of things, and the enlarging of the bounds of human...empire, to the effecting of all things possible." 49 Implied here is that the causes of things can be discovered. The implications of this belief are...
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Francis Bacon's New Atlantis: New Interdisciplinary Essays

Bronwen Price - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 226 pages
...Bensalem and 'dedicated to the study of the works and creatures of God', and source of 'the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire [and] ... effecting of all things possible'. It is, in other words, the engine of otherwise unheard...
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The Kingdom of Science: Literary Utopianism and British Education, 1612-1870

Paul A. Olson - Education - 2002 - 398 pages
...progeny. The proposal that humankind attempr a permanent makeover of the natural world to accomplish the "enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire to the effecting of all things possible' " leads to the cteation of institutions of education and research that could conduct the makeovet....
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