Francis Bacon, an English Philosopher, used the ideas of Aristotelian to promote the application of induction, an important technique that is used in modern science. Bacon also served as a Lord Chancellor in England.
Many people believed that the arguments by Aristotle about the inductive approach were faulty. In about 1600 A.D, several people, including Bacon, came to learn that there were no logical errors in the use of deductive method by Aristotle. The main problem was that the method did not fit well with scientific research even though it was widely used in mathematics. Since 1600, the application of induction has been used successfully in many scientific researches.Learn More
Some of the major ideas that originated during the Age of Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, were confidence in humanity's intellectual powers, a much lesser degree of trust in the older forms of traditional authority and the belief that rational and scientific thought will lead to an improved human existence. The Enlightenment thinkers viewed the natural world as one governed by mathematical and scientific laws that could be understood by humankind through its own self-empowered and unaided faculties. The philosophy of the Enlightenment was often at odds with the traditional authority wielded by established religion that sought to maintain its role in directing human thought and actions.Full Answer >
In 1620, during a period of time known as the Scientific Revolution, Sir Francis Bacon helped develop a method of testing the truthfulness in knowledge. This method involved testing hypotheses by manipulating nature in an effort to rule out faulty knowledge garnered from perception alone.Full Answer >
Sir Francis Bacon's greatest contribution was developing the Baconian method, also known as empiricism and the scientific method. Coupled with his belief that knowledge and science are to be used for the relief of humanity's misery, his influence led to astounding progress of the Industrial Age.Full Answer >
The full name of Henry VIII was Henry Tudor. He was the son of Henry VII and Elizabeth York, and was born on June 28, 1491 at Greenwich Palace.Full Answer >