Sir Francis Bacon has been credited with having contributed to logic the method known as ampliative inference and inductive reasoning (Manzo,236). Bacon?s philosophy emphasized the belief that? people are the servants and interpreters of nature, that truth is not derived from authority, and that knowledge is the fruit of experience.? Today, the views and concepts of Bacon can be applied in many different areas and applications of media communications.
Francis Bacon was born in at York House, in the Strand, London in 1561. He was the younger of two sons of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord keeper of the great Seal under Queen Elizabeth I. At the age of thirteen, he entered Trinity College Cambridge. He studied geometry, astronomy, arithmetic, music, science, and the philosophy of Aristotle. In one of Bacon?s later writings he described his teachers as? men of Sharp wits, shut up in their cells of few authors, chiefly Aristotle, their Dictator. (http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/bacon/baconbib.htm) This was likely the beginning of Bacon?s rejection of the new Renaissance Humanism and the basis of his writings.
In 1579, Francis Bacon studied law and by the age 23 he was already in the House of Commons. Between the years of 1579 and 1618, Francis
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