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Bacon's doctrine of idols

@inproceedings{Rosse2015BaconsDO,
  title={Bacon's doctrine of idols},
  author={Jonathan Joseph Rosse},
  year={2015}
}
The following sketch attempts to look at the ways in which Francis Bacon helped to bring about the modern age by presenting a system of skepticism, in the form of his doctrine of idols, which initiated the break away from classical philosophy and Christian theology and made room for a new, secular science. By looking at Bacon’s peculiar and esoteric writing style as well as his detractors’ assessments of him, I show not only what they got wrong about Bacon but also and more importantly that… Expand

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