Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution and Economic by Giuseppe Andres Fabris

By Giuseppe Andres Fabris

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6) The renditions of the biblical "knowledge" in various languages offer little help. The Hebrew daat was translated into Greek as gnosis, into Latin as scientia, into French as connaissance, and into German as Erkenntnis. The latter two would surely not be consistent with the "Learning" classified on Bacon's tree. THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE 35 learning. The exposition of Bacon's system will take up most of this chapter. Only a brief section at the end will report on Thomas Hobbes's tabulation of the sciences, and a briefer section still will discuss Descartes' philosophic principles.

696. None of these associations is alluded to in Bacon's tree of knowledge. " Martin Buber, "The Tree of Knowledge," in Nahum N. , On The Bible: Eighteen Studies by Martin Buber (New York: Schocken Books, 1968), pp. 1421. None of these meanings would be referred to by the classification of disciplines pictured by Bacon's tree. (6) The renditions of the biblical "knowledge" in various languages offer little help. The Hebrew daat was translated into Greek as gnosis, into Latin as scientia, into French as connaissance, and into German as Erkenntnis.

P. 337. , p. 341. 13 Books VII, VIII, and IX are contained in Volume V of Bacon's Works. 14 Bacon, vol. IV, pp. 343-344. " Abstract Physics, in turn, divides into doc­ trines of the "Configurations of Matter" and of "Motions," simple or compound. 16 The operative branch of Natural Philosophy is divided into Me­ chanics and Magic. ) Bacon takes pains to distinguish the kind of mechanics that should be assigned to Natural History from the one that forms a part of operative Natural Philosophy. "17 Ref­ erences to Alchemy and Astrology will suffice to suggest the kinds of knowledge Bacon felt obliged to accommodate in his scheme.

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