Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)
London-born statesman and philosopher. As
a forerunner of the British empiricist tradition and a prophet of the dawning
scientific revolution, he was the first writer to outline clearly the proper
methods of modern science as the pursuit of knowledge of natural phenomena.
The so-called Baconian Method of induction emphasizes (a) the
examination of particular, concrete facts, (b) generalizations about such facts,
and (c) the necessity of testing hypotheses via observations and experiments.
by: Marty Maddox/CTNS
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