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" Darwin opened his first note-book for the collection of facts which bore in any way on variation in animals and plants under domestication and in Nature. He says : " I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale... "
From the Greeks to Darwin: An Outline of the Development of the Evolution Idea - Page 234
by Henry Fairfield Osborn - 1905 - 259 pages
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Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior

Robert J. Richards - Psychology - 1989 - 700 pages
...in terms of mid-ninctccnthccntury scientific orthodoxy: "My first DOtC-book was opened in July 1837. I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale . . ." (p. 119). His own recollections notwithstanding, probably no phrase appears more often in his...
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The Metaphysics of Evolution: Naqshbandis in the Ottoman World, 1450-1700

David L. Hull - Science - 1989 - 331 pages
...reasoning in the mixed sciences” and claimed, in the formulation of evolutionary theory, to have “worked on true Baconian principles and without...any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale.” 12 Yet he objected to the view that “geologists ought only to observe and not to theorize,” remarking...
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Social Science as Civic Discourse: Essays on the Invention, Legitimation ...

Richard Harvey Brown - Social Science - 1989 - 227 pages
...well. Charles Darwin (1896, 87) disingenuously renounced his own imagination, claiming that he had “worked on true Baconian principles, and without...any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale.” In 1936 the economist Edward A. Ross announced his pursuit of the research program contained in “that...
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Mathematics and the Unexpected

Ivar Ekeland - Mathematics - 1990 - 146 pages
...some light might perhaps be thrown on the whole subject. My first note-book was opened in July 1837. I worked on true Baconian principles, and without...scale, more especially with respect to domesticated productions, by printed enquiries, by conversation with skilful breeders and gardeners, and by extensive...
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The History and Philosophy of Social Science

Scott Gordon - Business & Economics - 1993 - 690 pages
...he began to collect material on organic transformation: My first notebook was opened in July 1837. 1 worked on true Baconian principles, and without any...scale, more especially with respect to domesticated productions. . . . I soon perceived that selection was the keystone of man's success in making useful...
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Classification, Evolution, and the Nature of Biology

Alec L. Panchen - Science - 1992 - 403 pages
...first from his autobiography, the second from a letter written to Henry Fawcett in September 1861: I worked on true Baconian principles, and without...scale, more especially with respect to domesticated productions, by printed enquiries, by conversation with skillful breeders and gardeners, and by extensive...
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The Scientific Revolution in National Context

Roy Porter, Mikulas Teich - History - 1992 - 305 pages
...seen in countless examples, such as Charles Darwin's proud claim in his Autobiography (1876) that ho 'worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale'. 49 But perhaps the greatest measure of its success is the fact that most people, scientist and non-scientist...
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Landmark Essays on Rhetorical Criticism

Thomas W. Benson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 247 pages
...chief maker of one of these revolutions, Charles Darwin, described his own perception of his procedure: "I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale. ...'" The activity of facts in dictating conclusions was even more clearly highlighted in the work...
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Landmark Essays on Rhetorical Criticism

Thomas W. Benson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 247 pages
...chief maker of one of these revolutions, Charles Darwin, described his own perception of his procedure: “I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale. . . .“ The activity of facts in dictating conclusions was even more clearly highlighted in the work...
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Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics

Donald N. McCloskey, Deirdre N. McCloskey - Business & Economics - 1994 - 445 pages
...work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject." He claimed too in his published Autobiography that "I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts on a wholesale scale" (quoted in JA Campbell 1987). But we know from his notebooks, not intended for publication, that he...
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