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The Scientific Revolution

We will conclude the unit on the Age of Discovery with an examination of the Scientific Revolution. We will see that the same curiosity that was one of the motives for exploration also was one of the driving forces behind the Scientific Revolution. 91 more words

Scientific Revolution

Hegel and the Owl of Minerva

George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is unarguably the premier heavy-weight philosopher of late modernity.  While there are many lesser known but equally important philosophers who led up to Hegel, and influenced Hegel (Hamann, Herder, Fichte, et al.) it is Hegel who is fondly – and rightly – remembered as the “Protestant Aquinas” and the great systematizer of philosophical schools and traditions.  1,638 more words

Philosophy

Induction HM5501 Lecture 2

Last week we spoke about the difference between science and religion. We said it could be conceptualised as one between belief and facts. The more, we investigated, however, what a fact is, the less certain we became of its status as a starting point for scientific investigation. 2,006 more words

Science And Belief

Francis Bacon’s use of ancient myths in Novum Organum

The Novum Organum, fully Novum Organum Scientiarum (‘new instrument of science’), is a philosophical work by Francis Bacon, written in Latin and published in 1620. 667 more words

Philosophy

[C-C-Combo Breaker] Getting More Popular

It’s not good basing your self worth on external factors. That includes the approval of loved ones, friends, or acquaintances, and especially random strangers on  485 more words

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Thought for Today

“Money is a great servant but a bad master.”

Francis Bacon

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Form

Form is the term used when describing three-dimensional shape. 153 more words

Exploration