By Joseph de Maistre
This new translation might help to reasonable the emphasis in most cases positioned upon Maistre's authoritarianism. He expected whatever of the twentieth-century figuring out of the energetic function performed through the human brain within the empirical/inductive technique used in glossy technological know-how.
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71 See below, 104. 72 Ibid. Maistre used a similar polemical technique in his critique of Rousseau. " See Against Rousseau: "On the State of Nature" and "On the Sovereignty of the People" Translated and edited by Richard A. Lebrun (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press 1996), 19. 73 See below, 5. " "The Limits of the Enlightenment," 347n2. 75 See below, 145. xxxvii Introduction 76 See below, 143. 77 Ibid. Margaret C. Jacob, in concluding her study of The Cultural Meaning of the Scientific Revolution, remarks: The history here described reveals that Western science at its foundation, as promoted by its most brilliant as well as its most ordinary exponents never questioned the usefulness of scientific knowledge for warmaking ...
Nicole, Pierre (1625-1695) French moralist and theologian. A moderate Jansenist, he collaborated with Antoine Arnauld in the Logique de Port-Royal. ) Roman poet. Maistre admired his Metamorphoses. Paley, William (1743-1805) English theologian and philosopher. Maistre owned Paley's Natural Theology: or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity Collected from the Appearance of Nature (London 1802). 1712). French physicist, credited with the invention of the pressure cooker. A Protestant, he worked in exile in England and Germany.
Margaret C. Jacob, in concluding her study of The Cultural Meaning of the Scientific Revolution, remarks: The history here described reveals that Western science at its foundation, as promoted by its most brilliant as well as its most ordinary exponents never questioned the usefulness of scientific knowledge for warmaking ... Indeed most texts that recommend science also propose its usefulness in improving the state's capacity to wage war more effectively, to destroy more efficiently. (251) Maistre may have been unusual in his wariness about the prospect of applying science to military use.
An Examination of the Philosophy of Bacon: Wherein Different Questions of Ratonal Philosophy are Treated by Joseph de Maistre