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Francis Bacon
Birth date: December 23, 1560
Died: April 09, 1626
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Don't Stop Readin'
Don't Stop Readin' rated it 5 years ago
We were required to read Francis Bacon's essays for college this week and let me tell you this, it is IMPOSSIBLE to understand them without any exterior help. I thank my brilliant English teacher for turning this text into something that made sense to me. I was deeply affected and they made me think...
Well-Lucubrated
Well-Lucubrated rated it 5 years ago
I know what you're thinking--"Who is this Philistine that gives a work as important as The New Atlantis only two stars?" But I swear, it's a justifiably low rating! And here's why:Firstly, unfulfilled expectations. In The New Atlantis, Bacon chose to weave his ideas into a piece of fiction, instead ...
Khaleel
Khaleel rated it 5 years ago
this book had been written in 16th century , reading it is really challenge for the layman , despite the Latin phrases that Bacon used to affirm his thought . then Sir Francis Bacon did what Plato had done before , mixing knowledge with theology " The knowledge of man is as the waters, some descend...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it 6 years ago
In his zeal to challenge the Aristotelian teaching of his youth, Bacon swung to other extreme. Aristotle’s deductive reasoning had dominated for centuries before Bacon. Natural science was explored through the use of syllogisms based off premises arrived at by generalized observation. Once the pr...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it 6 years ago
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. That is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but cursorily; and some few to be read wholly and with diligence and attention. Pg. 81.I’m not sure where Francis Bacon would put his ow...
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