|Jessops -Still trading in Ealing 10th Jan 2013|
|Happy days in the darkroom.|
So much of what we (many of us anyway) is mediated by PC (or Mac) and we continue to lose the ability to understand and 'hack' what we use, the replacement of so much 'craft' to the digitized zeros and ones is not without cost to our ability to engage in so many ways.
Idea 32 is Empiricism
Empiricism is knowledge that is derived from experience - Francis Bacon (1561-1626 and not to be confused with the 20th century artist of the same name) is a big name in Empiricism having been an advocate of empirical methods which was vindicated by overarching laws like those of Newton. Following Bacon Locke is considered the first Philosophical empiricist. Locke is also famous for his thoughts around economics and 'value and price'.
Here's Stephen Fry talking about the E word