International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Francis Bacon´S Philosophy under Educational Perspective
Gustavo Araújo Batista

This article has as main objective to make a concise approach about Francis Bacon’s (1561-1626) philosophy, dimensioning it inside educational area. It will be done a summary explanation of his historical context (Renaissance), of some of his works and of some of the main topics of his philosophy, demonstrating its applicability to pedagogy. By developing a conceptual and contextual approach, this study has adopted as its theoretical-methodological reference the historical-dialectical materialism, according to Lucien Goldmann (1913-1970), appointing as main result the alert done by Bacon in relation to knowledge usefulness in order to improve human being´s lifetime, this knowledge that, identifying itself to power, it allows to mankind to dominate natural world and, equally, to itself, wining, so, its own weakness and limitations, because its own ignorance is the root of the evils of which suffer, as well as the material and spiritual difficulties in the presence of which it founds itself, reason for which education, by adopting that conception as one of its foundation, there will be thought and practiced in a way to be aware to the responsibility that knowledge brings with itself.

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