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Oct 02, 2001
| ISBN 9780375758461
Aug 01, 2012
| ISBN 9780307824042
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Oct 02, 2001 | ISBN 9780375758461
Aug 01, 2012 | ISBN 9780307824042
Francis Bacon, lawyer, statesman, and philosopher, remains one of the most effectual thinkers in European intellectual history. We can trace his influence from Kant in the 1700s to Darwin a century later. The Advancement of Learning, first published in 1605, contains an unprecedented and thorough systematization of the whole range of human knowledge. Bacon’s argument that the sciences should move away from divine philosophy and embrace empirical observation would forever change the way philosophers and natural scientists interpret their world.
Francis Bacon, philosopher, essayist, lawyer, and statesman, was born in London in 1561. He studied at Cambridge and was enrolled at Gray’s Inn in 1576. In 1584, he entered Parliament as the member for Melcombe Regis, subsequently representing other constituencies…. More about Francis Bacon
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