From recipes and experiments to the investigation of forms: the case of Bacon’s induction

ICUB-University of Bucharest

University’s Administrative building in the Botanical Garden, room P03

Friday, October 13


9.30-10.30 Dan Garber (Princeton University), Speculative and Operative Sciences in Bacon: Making Gold in the Novum organum and in the Sylva

10.45-11.45 Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Recipes, experiments and Francis Bacon’s physics of processes. The case of Sylva Sylvarum

12-13 Oana Matei (University of Bucharest & Western University Vasile Goldis, Arad), The reception of Bacon’s experiments with plants in the second part of the 17th century England

13-15 Lunch break

15-17.30 Afternoon session: slow reading and discussion of Francis Bacon’s Novum organum Book II.

This workshop is organized within the framework of the PCE project Recipes, technologies and experiments: enactment and the emergence of modern science. PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-0251.


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