Unformatted text preview: the Catholic Church and he was forced to retract most of his findings. Discourse on method- Philosophical treatise by Rene Descartes (1596-1650) proposing that the path to knowledge was through logical speculation beginning with one’s own self, “I think, therefore I am.” Scientific Societies- Organizations that emerged in the 17 th century to promote the improvement of scientific knowledge, experiments, and collaboration by the scientists and philosophers. Francis Bacon- (1561-1626) British philosopher and scientist who pioneered the scientific method and inductive reasoning....
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