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    From matters of faith to matters of fact: the problem of priestcraft in early modern England.James A. T. Lancaster - 2018 - Intellectual History Review 28 (1):145-165.
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    Priestcraft. Early modern variations on the theme of sacerdotal imposture.James A. T. Lancaster & Andrew McKenzie-McHarg - 2018 - Intellectual History Review 28 (1):1-6.
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    Natural Histories of Religion: A (Baconian) “Science”?James A. T. Lancaster - 2012 - Perspectives on Science 20 (2):246-267.
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    Natural Knowledge as a Propaedeutic to Self-Betterment Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Natural History.James A. T. Lancaster - 2012 - Early Science and Medicine 17 (1-2):181-196.
    This paper establishes the 'emblematic' use of natural history as a propaedeutic to self-betterment in the Renaissance; in particular, in the natural histories of Gessner and Topsell, but also in the works of Erasmus and Rabelais. Subsequently, it investigates how Francis Bacon's conception of natural history is envisaged in relation to them. The paper contends that, where humanist natural historians understood the use of natural knowledge as a preliminary to individual improvement, Bacon conceived self-betterment foremost as a means to Christian (...)
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    Francis Bacon on Motion and Power.Guido Giglioni, James A. T. Lancaster, Sorana Corneanu & Dana Jalobeanu (eds.) - 2016 - Cham: Springer International Publishing.
    This book offers a comprehensive and unitary study of the philosophy of Francis Bacon, with special emphasis on the medical, ethical and political aspects of his thought. It presents an original interpretation focused on the material conditions of nature and human life. In particular, coverage in the book is organized around the unifying theme of Bacon’s notion of appetite, which is considered in its natural, ethical, medical and political meanings. The book redefines the notions of experience and experiment in Bacon’s (...)
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    Courtier, scholar, and man of the sword: Lord Herbert of Cherbury and his world.James A. T. Lancaster - 2023 - History of European Ideas 49 (2):476-477.
    Christine Jackson has succeeded in writing the modern biography of Edward Herbert long sought by early modern scholars. Jackson’s Courtier, Scholar, and Man of the Sword paints a rich picture of Ed...
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    Deism in Enlightenment England. Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science.James A. T. Lancaster - 2010 - Intellectual History Review 20 (4):536-538.
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    Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity.James A. T. Lancaster - 2010 - Intellectual History Review 20 (2):291-292.
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    Priestcraft. Anatomizing the anti-clericalism of early modern Europe.James A. T. Lancaster & Andrew McKenzie-McHarg - 2018 - Intellectual History Review 28 (1):7-22.
    This paper aims to take the measure of the strand of early modern anti-clericalism that was conveyed by the term “priestcraft”. Priestcraft amounted to the claim that priests had usurped civil power and accumulated material wealth by systematically deceiving the laity and its secular rulers. Religion as it was practised and avowed by believers in early modern Europe was left tainted by this charge since manifold aspects of religious practice and belief fell under the pall of the suspicion that they (...)
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    Rhetoric and the Familiar in Francis Bacon and John Donne.James A. T. Lancaster - 2015 - Journal of Early Modern Studies 4 (2):163-165.
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  11. The semantic structure of evolutionary biology as an argument against intelligent design.James A. T. Lancaster - 2011 - Zygon 46 (1):26-46.
    Abstract. This paper examines the impact of two formalizations of evolutionary biology on the antiselectionist critiques of the Intelligent Design (ID) movement. It looks first at attempts to apply the syntactic framework of the physical sciences to biology in the twentieth century, and to their effect upon the ID movement. It then examines the more heuristic account of biological-theory structure, namely, the semantic model. Finally, it concludes by advocating the semantic conception and emphasizing the problems that the semantic model creates (...)
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    Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences.James A. T. Lancaster & Richard Raiswell (eds.) - 2018 - Cham: Springer.
    The motto of the Royal Society—Nullius in verba—was intended to highlight the members’ rejection of received knowledge and the new place they afforded direct empirical evidence in their quest for genuine, useful knowledge about the world. But while many studies have raised questions about the construction, reception and authentication of knowledge, Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences is the first to examine the problem of evidence at this pivotal moment in European intellectual history. What constituted evidence—and for whom? (...)
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    Daniel McKaughan and Holly VandeWall, eds. The History and Philosophy of Science: A Reader. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Pp. xxiii+1073. $49.95. [REVIEW]James A. T. Lancaster - 2019 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 9 (1):211-214.
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    Peter R. Anstey, John Locke and Natural Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. xii+252. ISBN 978-0-19-958977-7. £35.00. [REVIEW]James A. T. Lancaster - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Science 45 (1):129-130.