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Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia

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EVA, Luiz A. A.. On the affinities between Bacon's philosophy and skepticism. Kriterion [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0100-512X.

This text aims at examining the relations between Bacon's reflections on the limits of our faculties and philosophical skepticism - a theme not so dominant in the most recent literature, despite the many references to that philosophy. Even though these references seem at first sight somewhat vague and imprecise, we came to the conclusion that not only a close exam can reveal the relevance of the theme in regard to the comprehension of Bacon's own philosophy, but also show his interest in contemporary skeptical literature. The distinctive features of his own interpretation seem to anticipate how skepticism is to be understood by future philosophers as Hume, for instance.

Keywords : Bacon; Skepticism; Idols; Empiricism; Montaigne; Descartes.

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