In Defense of Bacon

Noretta Koertge, ed., A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science (Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 195-215

Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25:2 (1995): 192-215

22 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2013

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Alan Soble

University of New Orleans

Date Written: January 1, 1995

Abstract

Feminist science critics, in particular Sandra Harding, Carolyn Merchant, and Evelyn Fox Keller, claim that misogynous sexual metaphors played an important role in the rise of modern science. The writings of Francis Bacon have been singled out as an especially egregious instance of the use of misogynous metaphors in scientific philosophy. I defend Bacon.

Keywords: Francis Bacon, King James I, Sandra Harding, Feminist Epistemology, Carolyn Merchant, Evelyn Fox Keller, Rape Metaphors, Robin Morgan

Suggested Citation

Soble, Alan, In Defense of Bacon (January 1, 1995). Noretta Koertge, ed., A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science (Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 195-215; Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25:2 (1995): 192-215. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2324626

Alan Soble (Contact Author)

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New Orleans, LA 70148
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