25 JUL 2011 by ideonexus

 Francis Bacon Takes Issue With Postmodernism

The doctrine of those who have denied that certainty could be attained at all has some agreement with my way of proceeding at the first setting out; but they end in being infinitely separated and opposed. For the holders of that doctrine assert simply that nothing can be known. I also assert that not much can be known in nature by the way which is now in use. But then they go on to destroy the authority of the senses and understanding; whereas I proceed to devise and supply helps for the same.
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Bacon attacks postmodernism and the idea that we cannot know anything through the senses, even though postmodernism didn't exist yet.