Toward understanding 17th century English culture: A structural topic model of Francis Bacon's ideas

@article{Grajzl2019TowardU1,
  title={Toward understanding 17th century English culture: A structural topic model of Francis Bacon's ideas},
  author={Peter Grajzl and Peter C. Murrell},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Economics},
  year={2019}
}
We use machine-learning methods to study the features and origins of the ideas of Francis Bacon, a key figure who provided the intellectual roots of a cultural paradigm that spurred modern economic development. Bacon's works are the data in an estimation of a structural topic model, a recently developed methodology for analysis of text corpora. The estimates uncover sixteen topics prominent in Bacon's opus. Two are key elements of the ideas usually associated with Bacon—inductive epistemology… 

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