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The Advancement of Learning



Автор: Francis Bacon


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In The Advancement of Learning, Francis Bacon argued that the only knowledge of importance was that which could be discovered by observation - empirical knowledge rooted in the natural world.

He championed the idea of state funding for experimental science and the creation of an encyclopedia.

The Advancement of Learning prepared the way for a full setting forth of his New Organon, or instrument of knowledge.

Sir Francis Bacon was one of the major political figures of his time, served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James.

A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman, he wrote widely on politics, philosophy and science - declaring early in his career that 'I have taken all knowledge as my province'.



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