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Balkan Journal of Philosophy

Volume 3, Issue 2, 2011

Prof. Ph.D. Teodor Dima
Pages 163-170

Francis Bacon, initiator of modern heuristic method

The goal of this study is to provide arguments for the idea that Francis Bacon initiated the first modern theoretical programme of a heuristic methodologist strategy. This strategy has been developed by modern science in order to investigate nature and formulate general enunciations on nomicity, causality, connection and spatio-temporality. Francis Bacon uses amplifying induction, induction by simple enumeration and especially induction by elimination. He thus initiates a new manner of thinking about the knowledge achieved in experience, of its reasonable interpretation and systematization.

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