The Philosophy Of Sir Francis Bacon

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Mark Cartwright
by Let's Talk Philosophy
published on 26 September 2023

In the 17th century Sir Francis Bacon stood at the very foundation of the scientific revolution and would introduce to it the scientific method that we have amended for our use in modern times. Many of his years were spent as a politician, but this was not to stop him from imposing his genius upon the philosophical and scientific world.

Here in this video we explore his contributions to science and natural philosophy as well as many of his accomplishments achieved throughout his life. I will cover in a basic sense the foundational steps of the scientific method, the four idols, and the legacy he left upon the world of science and philosophy.


If you enjoyed this video or found it helpful consider subscribing to the channel, I will cover many philosophies that have been prominent throughout our history; both eastern and western. Thank you for taking the time to watch this video, check out these other videos on western philosophy.

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