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Essays
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Classification : Prose
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350090053
Price : 225

About the book
Seventeenth-century founder of modern inductivism and philosopher of the industrial revolution Bacon, a prophet of modern science and technology, reveals a debt to antiquity in his polished Essays. In them, he develops an extraordinay variety of themes, from the mundane to the profound, by contrasting classical maxims. Using seemingly irreconcilable antitheses, he draws his truths with an almost subliminally persuasive rhetoric that transcends both the brute force of scholastic logic and the abstractions of modern philosophy. The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, glossary, index and chronology of Bacon’s life and times
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