Francis Bacon

Barber, Alexander (2017). Francis Bacon. In: Cameron, Margaret; Hill, Benjamin and Stainton, Robert J. eds. Sourcebook in the History of Philosophy of Language. Springer Graduate Texts in Philosophy. Springer, pp. 497–502.


A brief overview of Bacon's contribution to the philosophy of language, explaining how his views on language mesh with the empiricism for which he is better known, and how this interaction anticipates the work of both Locke and the logical positivists of the early twentieth-century. These introduce some relevant extracts from Bacon himself.

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