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    The Mine and the Furnace: Francis Bacon, Thomas Russell, and Early Stuart Mining Culture.Cesare Pastorino - 2009 - Early Science and Medicine 14 (6):630-660.
    "Notwithstanding Francis Bacon’s praise for the philosophical role of the mechanical arts, historians have often downplayed Bacon’s connections with actual artisans and entrepreneurs. Addressing the specific context of mining culture, this study proposes a rather different picture. The analysis of a famous mining metaphor in _The Advancement of Learning_ shows us how Bacon’s project of reform of knowledge could find an apt correspondence in civic and entrepreneurial values of his time. Also, Bacon had interesting and so far unexplored links with (...)
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