Early Modern History Workshop - “What Affected Stuff Is All This from Such a Genius?”: Daniel Defoe Reads Francis Bacon
“What Affected Stuff Is All This from Such a Genius?”: Daniel Defoe Reads Francis Bacon
Mintae Cha, Department of History, Princeton University
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Abstract: Francis Bacon's [Advancement of Learning](1605) is considered to be an important text in the history of science, but would contemporaries have agreed? By examining Daniel Defoe's annotations on a copy of the Baconian text, this paper raises questions about the reception of "Baconianism" in the Augustan period.