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Francis Bacon

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Transcript of Francis Bacon

Childhood
Born 22 January 1561
Aristotle and other medieval scientists
- Had to understand, before he could reject -
Who/What influenced Bacon?
Francis Bacon
The Scientific Method
Queen Elizabeth
Reception of Bacon's Ideas
Existing scientific methods in 1603
Scientist
Politician
Philosopher
"Creator of Empiricism"
Author
Thank you for your attention!
York House
Home education
A New Scientific Approch
Parents: Sir Nicholas Bacon

Anne Bacon
Critcized methods
Lawyer, politician and Member og Parlament
Spread his ideas
Knighted by King James
Book publish
Died in 1625, Preservation of chicken meat
Bacon's Lasting Legacy
Biggest contribution:
Adult life
Medieval sciences
Cooperation, science and religion
Closer to God
Method of induction
Universe was a problem
Rejected the middle age thought
Investigate nature
Criticized Plato, Aristotle and also humanists and Renaissance
Aristoteles cosmology and theory of science
- Outdated
- To many errors

Objected to Aristotle’s approach - Science should be done to satisfy the mind
Bacon's thoughts
Study science because:
- Practical solutions
- Help people solve their problems
"The advancement of learning (1605) "
Bacon's main criticisms
The Idols
1. "A person’s perception of reality - Affected by their own beliefs and opinions."
2. "When scientists believed something - Only focus on evidence that supports this belief, ignore contradicting thoughts."
3. "A person’s perception of reality - Affected by their own beliefs and opinions."
The idols of the Marcetplace
The idols of the Cave
The idols of the tribe
The idols of the Theatre
False images of the mind (Hindrances)
"Hindrances to understanding based on human nature"
"Hindrances to understanding based on individual shortcomings"
"Hindrances to understanding based on words"
"Hindrances to understanding based on a system of philosophy, theology, or tradition"
People have trouble conceiving the infinity
Some individuals favor differences; others favor similarities
Words have a range of meanings
not asking questions about the world
Science compatible with religious faith
- Middel age science was wrong
- Could not reveal God
Close relationship to the church
- Bring people closer to God -
Progress in astronomy and mechanics
- could use them -
Theories and practices
Theory
Practice
Enables the growth of theory
"Knowledge is power"
Scientific method
- No modern science
- Always before an experiment
Childhood
Born 22 January 1561
Queen Elizabeth
Reception of Bacon's Ideas
Existing scientific methods in 1603
York House
Home education
A New Scientific Approch
Parents: Sir Nicholas Bacon

Anne Bacon
Critcized methods
Lawyer, politician and Member og Parlament
Spread his ideas
Knighted by King James
Book publish
Died in 1625, Preservation of chicken meat
Adult life
Medieval sciences
Cooperation, science and religion
Closer to God
Rejected the middle age thought
Criticized Plato, Aristotle and also humanists and Renaissance
Aristoteles cosmology and theory of science
- Outdated
- To many errors

Objected to Aristotle’s approach - Science should be done to satisfy the mind
Bacon's thoughts
Study science because:
- Practical solutions
- Help people solve their problems
"The advancement of learning (1605) "
Science compatible with religious faith
- Middel age science was wrong
- Could not reveal God
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