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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.
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(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
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(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.
Rather than projecting an idyllic dream of man into the past, the other set of naturalists, the Baconians, project it into the future.
"The Oxfordians, the Baconians, the Stratfordians, some people say it was a woman, some people say it was this collaboration--so I look forward to further investigation."
Hackett observes that movements of Baconians and Oxfordians continue to thrive, and she mentions the 'Declaration of Reasonable Doubt' initiated by Strahan, Rylance, and Jacobi [172].
If that is so, it adds further weight to explaining the interesting paradox "that many in the next generation of Baconians were Calvinists" (133).
Historians of science have written extensively on an intellectual divide that existed in early nineteenth century American science between Baconians and Humboldtians.
produced by Baconians from 1927 to 1955 that directly comment on the
If you're going to be as tough with Stratfordians as they are with Baconians, there's no evidence that he went to an educational establishment of any kind."
According to Velkley's reconstruction, the Baconians begin from their awareness of philosophy's historical failure and the need to overcome it.
The tide of Baconians receded sharply in the twentieth century, as Shakespeare studies became overwhelmingly centred in university English departments.
Needless to say, as good Baconians, we must look to the evidence to reconstruct that meaning, to reconstruct the rules leading to the dramatic breakdown of the financial markets on that black day in 1929.
He next considers the predictive family, dividing its membership into "Baconians" (roughly speaking, those who rely chiefly on inductive reasoning) and "Cartesians" (who prefer deductive analyses and abstract model building).