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Francis Bacon grew from poverty to expand his career as a British politician & entrepreneur and wrote prominent essays on humanism and innovative scientific philosophy. Most notably known as “the father of the English essay,” (McDougal 455) Bacon’s influential works were vastly impacted by the tenets of the Renaissance period. Even Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of our nation, credited being influenced by Bacon’s essays (McDougal 455). One of the core ideologies determined by his works is humanism which depicts how logic and knowledge derived from ancient Greek and Roman records can provide the best guides for learning and living. Even more, Bacon, who was inspired by the Renaissance notions of humanism, significantly contributed to contemporary society by bringing about a lucid distinction between philosophy and religion. At a young age, Sir Francis Bacon rose steadily in politics and wrote widely influential essays pertaining to philosophical research, natural science and social status.
As a matter of fact, Francis Bacon is renowned as one of the founders of the scientific revolution and he first established the notion of doing experiments in order to form a conclusion or hypothesis. As an intellectual, Francis Bacon enrolled at Cambridge University at age 13 but was forced to make a living as a government servant after the death of his father. During his career in law, he questioned many aspects of religion and the current theorists of his era and wrote many lucubrations of law, state, and religion and also on traditional politics (Klein). He stated that “any moral action is the action of human will, which is governed by reason and spurred on by the passion; habit is what aids men in directing their will toward...

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