Sir Francis Bacon: Inductive Reasoning Notes by Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein Sir Frances Bacon developed an inductive method of experimentation that matches the Cartesian deductive method. Bacon emphasizes experimentation and continuous observation in order to gain mastery over nature. Together, the Cartesian method of deduction and the Baconian method of induction became the basis for the process of scientific study. Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily