The Medicine of the Mind - Publications

Francis Bacon, the Medicine of the Mind and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England
(Warburg Institute project description with further links)

(Date of last publications update: 19 May 2018)

Monographs and edited volumes


• Francis Bacon on Motion and Power, ed. Guido Giglioni, James A. T. Lancaster, Sorana Corneanu and Dana Jalobeanu (Dordrecht: Springer, 2016)


• The Care of the Self in Early Modern Philosophy and Science, ed. Sorana Corneanu, special issue of Journal of Early Modern Studies, 4.2 (Bucharest: Zeta Books, 2015)

• Dana Jalobeanu, The Art of Experimental Natural History: Francis Bacon in Context (Bucharest: Zeta Books, 2015)

• James A. T. Lancaster, ‘The World’s a Bubble: Francis Bacon, Nature, and the Politics of Religion’, PhD dissertation, Warburg Institute (University of London, 2015)


• Sorana Corneanu, Knowledge, Selves, Virtues: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Early Modern Literature, Science and Philosophy (Bucharest: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, 2014)


• Perspectives on Science, vol. 20 (2012), no. 1-2, special issue on Francis Bacon and the Medicine of the Mind: Late Renaissance Contexts

• Early Science and Medicine, vol. 17 (2012), no. 2, special issue, Proceedings of a workshop on ‘Francis Bacon and the Early Modern Reconfiguration of Natural History’ held in Bucharest, New Europe College 


• Sorana Corneanu, Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern cultura animi Tradition (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2011)

• Guido Giglioni, Francesco Bacone (Rome: Carocci, 2011)

• Casa lui Solomon: Sau fascinaţia utopiei: ştiinţă, religie şi politica in Anglia secolului al XVII-lea, ed. Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest: Editura ALL, 2011)

Editions and translations


• Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum. O istorie naturală în zece centurii, transl. Dana Jalobeanu, Doina Cristina Rusu, Oana Matei, Claudia Dumitru and Grigore Vida, with an introduction and commentary by Dana Jalobeanu, volume II of Francis Bacon, Opere filosofice, edition coordinated by Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2017)


• Francis Bacon, Cele două cărți ale lui Francis Bacon despre progresul și excelența cunoașterii, traducere si note de Dana Jalobeanu și Grigore Vida, studiu introductiv de Dana Jalobeanu (Bucharest: Humanitas, 2012), Humanitas 2012 (this is the first Romanian translation of The Advancement of Learning)

Articles and chapters


• Guido Giglioni, ‘Fienus, Bacon, Helmont: An Early Modern Triptych on Unnatural Conceptions’, in Imaginationes des Ungeborenen: Kulturelle Konzepte pränataler Prägung von der Frühen Neuzeit zur Moderne / Imaginations of the Unborn: Cultural Concepts of Prenatal Imprinting from the Early Modern Period to the Present, ed. Urte Helduser and Burkhard Dohm (Heidelberg: Winter, 2018), pp. 31–49


• Sorana Corneanu, ‘The Nature and Cure of the Whole Man: Francis Bacon and Some Late Renaissance Contexts’, Early Science and Medicine 22.2-3 (2017), 130-156

• Dana Jalobeanu, ‘“Borders,” “Leaps” and “Orbs of Virtue:” A Contextual Reconstruction of Francis Bacon’s Extension-Related Concepts’, in Boundaries, Extents and Circulations: Space and Spatiality in Early Modern Philosophy, ed. Koen Vermeir and Jonathan Regier (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 41) (Dordrecht: Springer, 2017)


• Sorana Corneanu, ‘Francis Bacon on the Motions of the Mind’, in Francis Bacon on Motion and Power, 2016 (listed above)

• Guido Giglioni, ‘Imagination and Power in Francis Bacon’, in Immaginazione e potere, ed. Lorenzo Bianchi and Antonella Sannino (Naples: Bibliopolis, 2016), pp. 101-141

• Guido Giglioni, ‘Medicine of the Mind in Early Modern Philosophy’, in The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition, ed. John Sellars (London: Routledge, 2016), pp. 189-203

• Guido Giglioni, ‘Introduction: Francis Bacon and the Theologico-Political Reconfiguration of Desire in the Early Modern Period’, in Francis Bacon on Motion and Power, 2016 (listed above), pp. 1-39

• Guido Giglioni, ‘Lists of Motions: Francis Bacon on Material Disquietude’, in Francis Bacon on Motion and Power, 2016 (listed above), pp. 61-82

• Guido Giglioni, ‘Cupido, sive Atomus; Dionysus, sive Cupiditas: Francis Bacon on Desire’, in Francis Bacon on Motion and Power, 2016 (listed above), pp. 154-173

• Dana Jalobeanu, ‘Disciplining Experience: Francis Bacon’s Experimental Series and the Art of Experimentation, Perspectives on Science, 24 (2016), pp. 324-342

• Dana Jalobeanu, ‘Bacon’s Apples: A Case Study in Baconian Experimentation, in Francis Bacon on Motion and Power, 2016 (listed above), pp. 83-113

• James A. T. Lancaster, ‘Francis Bacon on the Moral and Political Character of the Universe’, in Francis Bacon on Motion and Power, 2016 (listed above)


• Dana Jalobeanu, ‘The Toolbox of the Early Modern Natural Historian: Notebooks, Commonplace Books and the Emergence of Laboratory Records’, Journal of Early Modern Studies, 4 (2015), pp. 107-123


• Sorana Corneanu, ‘Francis Bacon on Charity and the Ends of Knowledge’, in Conflicting Values of Inquiry: The Ideologies of Epistemology in Early Modern Europe, ed. Tamas Demeter, Kathryn Murphy and Claus Zittel (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 339-352

• Guido Giglioni, ‘The Place of the Imagination in Bacon’s and Descartes’ Philosophical Systems’, in Bacon et Descartes: Genèses de la modernité philosophique, ed. Élodie Cassan (Lyon: ENS Éditions, 2014), pp. 101-113

• Guido Giglioni, ‘From the Woods of Experience to the Open Fields of Metaphysics: Bacon’s Notion of Silva’, Renaissance Studies, 28 (2014), pp. 242-261

• Dana Jalobeanu, ‘The French Reception of Francis Bacon’s Natural History in the Mid Seventeenth Century’, in Bacon et Descartes: Genese de la modernite philosophique, ed. Elodie Cassan (Lyon: Editions ENS, 2014)


• Guido Giglioni, ‘Francis Bacon’, in The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, ed. Peter R. Anstey (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 41-72

• Guido Giglioni, ‘Learning to Read Nature: Francis Bacon’s Notion of Experiential Literacy (Experientia Literata)’, Early Science and Medicine, 18 (2013), pp. 405-434

• Guido Giglioni, ‘How Bacon Became Baconian’, in The Mechanization of Natural Philosophy, ed. Daniel Garber and Sophie Roux (Dordrecht: Springer, 2013), pp. 27-54

• Guido Giglioni, ‘The Uncomfortable Biformitas of Being: Bacon on the Animal Soul’, in The Animal Soul and the Human Mind: Renaissance Debates, ed. Cecilia Muratori (Pisa and Rome: Serra, 2013), pp. 190-207

• Dana Jalobeanu, ‘Francis Bacon, Early Modern Baconians and the Idols of Baconian Scholarship: Introductory Study’, Societate si Politica, 7 (2013), pp. 5-28

Dana Jalobeanu, ‘Learning from Experiment: Classification, Concept Formation and Modeling in Francis Bacon’s Experimental Philosophy’, Revue Roumaine de philosophie, 57 (2013), pp. 75-93


Sorana Corneanu and Koen Vermeir, ‘Idols of the Imagination: Francis Bacon on the Imagination and the Medicine of the Mind’, Perspectives on Science, 20.2 (2012), pp. 183-206

Guido Giglioni, ‘Historia and Materia: The Philosophical Implications of Francis Bacon’s Natural History, Early Science and Medicine, 17 (2012), pp. 62-86

Guido Giglioni, ‘Philosophy According to Tacitus: Francis Bacon and the Inquiry into the Limits of Human Self-Delusion’, Perspectives on Science, 20 (2012), pp. 159-182

James A. T. Lancaster, ‘Natural Histories of Religion: A (Baconian) “Science”?’, Perspectives on Science 20.2 (2012), pp. 246-267

James A. T. Lancaster, ‘Natural Knowledge as a Propaedeutic to Self-Betterment: Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Natural History’, Early Science and Medicine, 17.1 (2012), pp. 181-196