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This front matter section of the book Philosophies of Technology: Francis Bacon and his Contemporaries contains the table of contents. The goal of this essay is to examine the rich environment to which the young Bacon was exposed during his stay in France, the persons he might have met, the texts he have might have read, and the way in which technology was represented and perceived in Paris during the religious wars. Bacon might have crossed paths, for example, with Jacques Peletier , whose texts were manifestoes of the practical uses of mathematics, or the chirurgien du roy Ambroise Parè , the jurist Jean Bodin , the architect Androuet du Cerceau or the engraver René Boyvin , as well as other savants such as François Beroald , Jacques Gohory and Jacques Besson .

Keywords: France; Francis Bacon; François Beroald; Jacques Besson; Jacques Gohory

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