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Of, relating to, or characteristic of the works or thought of the philosopher Francis Bacon.
1. A follower of the doctrines of Francis Bacon.
2. One who believes in the Baconian theory.


(Philosophy) of or relating to Francis Bacon, the philosopher, or to his inductive method of reasoning
1. (Philosophy) a follower of Bacon's philosophy
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) someone who believes that plays attributed to Shakespeare were written by Bacon


(beɪˈkoʊ ni ən)

1. pertaining to the philosopher Francis Bacon or his doctrines.
2. designating the theory that attributes the authorship of Shakespeare's works to Francis Bacon.
3. an adherent of Baconian philosophy or the Baconian theory.
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So looks the Shakespearean who is confronted by a rancid Baconian, or the astronomer who is assailed by a flat- earth fanatic.
The failure of efforts to draw a line between killing and letting die and between therapeutic and nontherapeutic genetic interventions illustrates the extent to which moral discourses and practices merely shore up the utopian ambitions of the Baconian project.
The books are seldom pious; they are energetic, conversational, humorous, self-deprecating, and above all infused with a Baconian spirit of curiosity and inquiry into all matters scientific.
Hegel singles him out in the Lectures on the History of Philosophy as the great speculative source of the modern world, comparable in significance to the Baconian empiricist foundation of natural science.
Includes: John Whale and Jeff Wallace, "Series introduction"; Bronwen Price, "Introduction"; Paul Salzman, "Narrative contexts for Bacon's New Atlantis"; Sarah Hutton, "Persuasions to science: Baconian rhetoric and the New Atlantis"; David Colclough, "Ethics and politics in the New Atlantis"; Richard Serjeantson, "Natural knowledge in the New Atlantis"; Jerry Weinberger, "On the miracles in Bacon's New Atlantis"; Claire Jowitt, "'Books will speak plain'?
This especially afflicts the modern university, which has embraced the Baconian belief that knowledge is power and political praxis (p.
Nevertheless, according to Dickson, this manuscript clearly shows Vaughan to have been an experimentalist in the Baconian mode.
Keeble on "Milton and Puritanism," John Rumrich on "Radical Heterodoxy and Heresy," Diane Kelsey McColley on "Milton and Ecology" (an anachronistic title which will draw students into a consideration of Milton's monism and vitalism in contrast to the Baconian view of the natural world), Andrew Hadfield on "The English and Other Peoples" (specifically, the exploited natives of colonized lands, as well as Picts, Scots, and Irish), and Joad Raymond on "The Literature of Controversy.
We fancy ourselves to have surpassed the Enlightenment, yet by subscribing to the notion that we are wiser than our ancestors, we endorse an idea of essentially Baconian origin (p.
In Idols of the Marketplace David Hawkes posits that the century in question bore witness to the overlapping of two conflicting modes of thought: Aristotelian/ Thomistic teleology and Baconian empericism; the authors purpose is to explore the "death throes of 'natural teleology' as they are reflected in a variety of sixteenth--and seventeenth-century texts" (28).
Her interpretation ends up one-sided: she sees the Platonic side of Leibniz's science of right but fails to see the Baconian side, namely, that a principal goal of Leibniz's ideal political science ("the secrets of true politics") is legislation that facilitates the progress of universal scientific humanitarianism.
Have the Rousseauians uncovered a genuine defect in the Baconian philosophical foundations, and if so, what is it?