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    Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (4): 542-543. 2002.
    Alan Stewart - Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40:4 Journal of the History of Philosophy 40.4 542-543 Book Review Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy Stephen Gaukroger. Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp. xii + 249. Cloth, $59.95. Paper, $21.95. In Stephen Gaukroger's new study, Francis Bacon is lauded all too familiarly a…Read more
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    This paper is a contribution to a dialogue on contructivist ideas in qualitative research in which collaborative inquiry is a central feature. By this I mean a process of finding out how both 'researchers' and 'subjects' have come to conceive an issue through sharing of their perceptions. Collaborative or participatory action research is an example of this approach. I propose that a constructivist methodology or epistemology for collaborative inquiry can be developed from primary theoretical con…Read more
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    Hostage to Fortune the Troubled Life of Francis Bacon
    with Lisa Jardine
    Hill & Wang. 1999.
    The statesman, scientist, and philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626) lived a divided life. Was he a noble scholar, or a conniving political crook? Was he a homosexual? Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart draw upon previously untapped sources to create a controversial nuanced portrait of the quintessential "Renaissance man", one whose achievements, while enormous, were nonetheless sadly circumscribed by his class and station.
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    This paper is about a particular kind of relating between people engaged in processes of change, such as in therapy, primary medical care practice or participatory action research. My thesis is that if a therapist, practitioner or facilitator of research engages with individuals or groups on a basis of relational equality the outcomes can be unanticipated new knowledge which leads to new actions. This 'new' knowledge can be thought of as 'knowing of the third kind' and its expression is a greate…Read more
  • The Oxford Francis Bacon I: Early Writings 1584-1596 (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2012.
    This volume contains Bacon's earliest known writings, dating from 1584 to 1596. It includes position papers, commentaries on printed works, legal readings and opinions, and discourses of advice, usually written in response to specific events or demands and circulated in manuscript. There are detailed introductions, commentaries, and glossaries