Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bacon: A Philosophical Thinker

To the students of literature Bacon will remain a great name and force because of his Essays. But the legal, historical and even the moral works do not sum up his most valuable achievement in

scholarship. His greatest contribution to the Advancement of Learning was made possible by his philosophical works. As a philosophical thinker he was inspired by two purposes: 1. He wanted to increase the bounds of human knowledge. 2. He wanted to make man powerful over Nature.
In order to do that he had to survey the whole field of human knowledge and fight against many malpractices which had come into existence in the study of Science and Nature. In order to achieve his objects he formulated a grand scheme of philosophical studies which he called Instauration Magna. This scheme was highly ambitious and has six important parts.

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