The Works of Francis Bacon, Volumen8
Cambridge University Press, 2011 M11 24 - 438 páginas
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), the English philosopher, statesman and jurist, is best known for developing the empiricist method which forms the basis of modern science. Bacon's writings concentrated on philosophy and judicial reform. His most significant work is the Instauratio Magna comprising two parts - The Advancement of Learning and the Novum Organum. The first part is noteworthy as the first major philosophical work published in English (1605). James Spedding (1808-81) and his co-editors arranged this fourteen-volume edition, published in London between 1857 and 1874, not in chronological order but by subject matter, so that different volumes would appeal to different audiences. The material is divided into three parts: philosophy and general literature; legal works; and letters, speeches and tracts relating to politics. Volume 8, published in 1862, contains letters, and miscellaneous writings relating to Bacon's political duties from 1561 to 1594, offering a valuable insight into Elizabethan statecraft.
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
Bacon in my opinion grew to understand life and did exemplify evidently how career choices and path must be directed to the development of lives and society. I have not read through all of the volumes of this book but will like to comment on this that Bacon said.
Bacon's words as i quote " There are and can be only two ways of searching and discovering truth. The one flies from the senses and particulars to the most general axioms... this is now the fashion. The others derives axioms from the senses and particulars, rising by a gradual and unbroken ascent, so that it arrives at the most general axioms last of all. This is the true way, but as yet untried."
Bacon simply defined the underpinning principle that defines patriotism (Love and Faith). This principle, should we understand and live by, will help us change our world.
In application, what Bacon is saying here is this, we should learn to see the worth of our actions and learn to relate with the fruits of those actions we intend to undertake prior to our commencement of these very intentions. In other words, learn to see and live in what you expect from your actions before you even do what you have planned to do. This is exactly what God says in His word to us. Hebrews 11, that Faith is the Evidence of Things Hoped For, the Substance of Things not Seen. Evidently, Bacon found this truth in His time, and the Ultimate Truth which Bacon referred to is that Which Proceeds from the Creator. Reading this from Bacon, sends me to my Bible to search for the truth that surrounds me.
If I act in this manner, I am sure to walk in Love towards all things and most importantly towards my country. Faith as Bacon has explained in this quote, works by love (Galatians 5:6). If I walk in love towards my country, I will be inspired to start deriving axioms from my senses (Sight). I evidently see the progress I seek to realize about my nation and act in that regard till what I saw prior to my actions is materialized and that is Patriotism.
156080 ETAT 120
Grant of three subsidies payable in four years proposed Bacons
Progress at Grays Inn Admitted Utter Barrister
Occupations at Grays Inn
Political Tract ascribed to Bacon
Progress of Essexs mediation Bacon takes occasion to state
Earl of Essex sworn a PrivyCouncillor Relation between
Conditions of the time and duties of a Crown Lawyer State
Question as to appointment of Solicitor again adjourned
Bacon employed in business belonging to the SolicitorGeneral
ADVERTISEMENT TOUCHING THE CONTROVERSIES or
Effect of the controversies upon opinion abroad Importance
Clerkship of the Counsel in the Star Chamber granted to Bacon
159092 ETAT 3032
OJ ME BAcoNs DIscoUEsE IN THE PRAISE or HIS SOVEREIGN
Competition between Bacon and Coke for the AttorneyGeneral
Holiday occupations grave and gay Merry Christmas at Grays
Relation of this composition to Baeons serious speculations
Muniﬁcence of Essex Grant from the Crown to Bacon of
Mr Dixons account of Bacons endeavours to make peace between