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Roger Bacon

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[Revised entry by Jeremiah Hackett on April 15, 2020. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Roger Bacon (1214/1220 - 1292), Master of Arts, contemporary of Robert Kilwardby, Peter of Spain, and Albert the Great at the University of Paris in the 1240s, was one of the early Masters who taught Aristotle's works on natural philosophy and metaphysics. Sometime after 1248 - 49, he became an independent scholar with an interest in languages, mastering the known Greek and Arabic texts on the science of optics. In 1256/57, either at Paris or Oxford, he joined the Franciscan Order. By 1262 he believed that his university...

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