Conclusion: The Rise of the Riddle of Bacon

Joseph Agassi*

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It should be clear by now why the riddle of Bacon arose. Generations of researchers admired him for his theory, and this theory did not allow them to criticize this theory respectfully. So the individual Bacon was criticized to save his theory. Stubbe criticized his plagiarism and fake experiments. This criticism was ignored until Liebig repeated it with some bitterness. Here is Liebig’s conclusion to his comment on Bacon’s natural history (Liebig 1863, 244):.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameBoston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
ISSN (Print)0068-0346
ISSN (Electronic)2214-7942


  • Experimental Philosophy
  • False Answer
  • Late Seventeenth
  • Latin Language
  • Latin Text


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