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The intellectual edifices of the past needed to be thoroughly and cleanly swept
away. A fresh beginning had to be made with new methods and new foundations.
'The only hope', said Bacon, 'lies in a reconstruction of the sciences' [4.28].
It stood also in need of intellectual defences. Not merely science but also the idea
of science was at issue. 'Today science is so securely entrenched that the
intellectual concept upon which it is based is almost ignored, and discoveries
Locke's suggestions about the relevance of experiment and observation for
finding out about the properties and powers of things in the world are part of the
whole anti-Scholastic movement discussed in section 4. Bacon and his
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Book Review Locke: A Biography by Roger Woolhouse The English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) left behind not only "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" (1690) but also his laundry lists and ... Read full review
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English philosopher John Locke's theories of human nature and knowledge have deeply influenced political theory, as well as our notions about education and civil liberties, most crucially providing ... Read full review