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Reasonable overview of Bacon,
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This review is from: Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision Helped Francis Bacon to Create Modern Science (Paperback)
Henry is one of the leading experts on Francis Bacon, but his central thesis that magic was driving the development of science is a bit blinkered. Before Bacon, we have the financiers Stevin and Gresham, and while Bacon is significant in an English context, Descartes, inspiring both Newton and Leibnitz and inspired by Stevin's Dutch Mathematics, had a broader and deeper impact.