Francis Bacon
b. January 22, 1561 – d. April 9, 1626 • Author • Philosopher • Scientist
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Bacon, Francis
Bacon, Francis (1561–1626), philosopher. He was the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon (1509–79), *Elizabeth I’s Lord Keeper, and Ann Cooke, whose sister was married to Elizabeth’s chief minister, Lord Burleigh. Born in London, from the age of 12 Bacon was for two and a half years at Trinity College, Cambridge,
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Bacon, Francis (1)
Bacon, Francis(1561–1626). Historians have found Francis Bacon a fascinating subject. He gained fame as a speaker in Parliament and as a lawyer in some famous trials. He also served as lord chancellor of England under King James I. As a philosopher and writer, Bacon attempted to explain the principles
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Baconian Philosophy
Baco′nian Philosophy. A system of philosophy based on principles laid down by Francis Bacon, Lord Ver′ulam, in the 2nd book of his Norum Or′ganum. It is also called inductive philo sophy.
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Bacon, Francis
Bacon, Francis (1561–1626). Empiricist philosopher and English politician. He studied at the University of Cambridge. Like his father, he occupied important positions in government. Accused of taking bribes, he was incarcerated for a short time.B. postulated that the human mind tends to make uncritical
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Bacon, Francis
Bacon, FrancisFrancis Bacon (1561–1626) was primarily a philosopher, but also a lawyer and politician. He has been described as the most profound philosopher of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and as the first English philosopher of importance since William of Ockham. He argued that natural
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Francis Bacon
Scholars and ScientistsFrancis BaconPhilosopher of science“Knowledge is the rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man’s estate”Francis Bacon was a devout Anglican remembered for his public failure and a great scientific mind. Perhaps, as he said, the “best of men
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Bacon, Francis
BACON, FRANCIS. Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626) was the Lord Chancellor under King James I of England before he was dismissed for corruption. He wrote voluminously on philosophy and politics. Although his scientific methods were of little practical value, he enjoyed considerable repute as a founding father
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Bacon, Francis
BACON, FRANCIS (1561–1626)English philosopher of scienceBorn into a prominent family, Bacon studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and later at Gray’s Inn of Court, London. He became a member of Parliament in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, but not until the time of James I were his gifts given public