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Francis Bacon, His Life and Philosophy Volume 2 download torrent

Francis Bacon, His Life and Philosophy Volume 2 download torrent

Francis Bacon, His Life and Philosophy Volume 2. John Nichol

Francis Bacon, His Life and Philosophy Volume 2
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Author: John Nichol
Page Count: 72 pages
Published Date: 22 May 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781236444158
Download Link: francis bacon, his life and philosophy volume 2
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...live, and to live must conquer, and to conquer must obey, and to obey must learn the ways of nature. It is philosophy come to correct thought, but also to stimulate invention. He was in part a utilitarian, not because he loved truth less, but man more. "Xaturae imperare parendo," means that our art must be based on her procedure, our practical power on acquaintance with the working of her laws. In the following he conveys his most general view of knowledge: "Science is the image of truth, inasmuch as the truth of Being and the truth of Knowing only differ as a direct ray of light does from a reflected one. The object of philosophy is threefold--God, Nature, Man. Nature presents itself to our understanding, as it were, by a direct ray of Hght, while God is revealed to us only by a reflected one,"--so striking the key of his opposition to Descartes, who gets at Nature through God, and not at God through Nature. On the one hand, we have the preference of "Experimenta Lucifera" to "Experimenta Eructifera "; on the other, of the /8tos wpaKriKos to the yS'os OewprjriKOs. Our analysis of the 'De Augmentis, ' in which 'The Advancement' is now merged, must restrict itself to an enumeration of the main heads of its nine Books, and a reference to the questions of most modern interest which they suggest. I. Bacon's main contention is that recurring throughout the 'Organum, ' that we may take heart for the future by noting the sources of ignorance in the past. Among these he dwells on "the disgraces that learning hath received" from the jealousy of "politiques" and the bigotry of priests, pointing out that (as shown by great examples of kings and statesmen) it has been, when wisely used, an ally rather than a foe...

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