87. Francis Bacon, who is praised at length in d'Alembert's "Preliminary Discourse." Three of his writings are named further on: the Novum Organum (1620), Cogitate et visa (1607), and De augmentis scientiarum (a Latin translation of The Advancement of Learning , 1623). Bacon’s work underlies a good part of Diderot’s Pensées sur l’interprétation de la nature (1753).

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