Francis Bacon





Francis Bacon

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born
in Strand, London, England, The United Kingdom
December 23, 1560

died
April 09, 1626

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male

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, QC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

Bacon has been called the creator of empiricism. His works established and popularised inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework fo...more


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More books by Francis Bacon…
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
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“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
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“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”
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