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Descartes vs. Bacon on Rationalism vs. Empiricism & “Man’s Conquest of Nature”



Descartes vs. Bacon on Rationalism vs. Empiricism & “Man’s Conquest of Nature”

"In this lecture series, Dr. Peter Kreeft examines key ideas in philosophy by comparing and contrasting two representative philosophers in each episode. In lecture 6, Dr. Kreeft contrasts Descartes, who is universally known as the father of modern philosophy and a rationalist, and Bacon, who is an empiricist. These two philosophers, though taking opposite epistemological approaches, find agreement in their view of the greatest good of human life—the conquest and mastering of nature." from video introduction


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