1561-1626, English philosopher, essayist, cryptographer, and statesman.

Lived during the Elizabethan era. Perhaps his best-known writings are his aphoristic Essays 1597-1625.The major philosophical work, the Instauratio Magna, Novum Organum 1620. His major contribution to philosophy was his application of Induction, the approach used by modern Scientific Method. For example, he noticed that Hot water freezes faster than cold water.

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See: The Essays of Francis Bacon :

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