Molding the Physical World Upon Francis Bacon's Anvil
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This examination of the division of the sciences offered by Thomas Aquinas and Francis Bacon compares the ontological approach to the sciences proposed by Aquinas and the modern pragmatic scientific theory of Bacon. The author weighs a proposed elimination of metaphysics from the thinking of Bacon and its implications for modem scientific thought, concluding finally that metaphysics is extremely important as the governing agent of the sciences.