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|Named Person:||Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Catherine Drinker Bowen
|ISBN:||0823215377 9780823215379 0823215385 9780823215386|
|Notes:||Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1963.|
|Description:||xxv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Responsibility:||Catherine Drinker Bowen ; introduction by Dominic J. Balestra.|
In a prayer Bacon composed during the interval following his punishment, he reveals that the dichotomy of his existence was no more deeply felt than by himself, and he readily admits that his obligations to society were not as suited to his nature as the study of philosophy, science, and law.
Modern scholars hold Bacon's philosophical works, Novum Organum, Advancement of Learning, and The New Atlantis, as his greatest achievements. Bowen's story reveals a man whose genius it was not to immerse himself in the rigor of scientific experimentation, but to realize what questions science should ask, and thereby reach beyond the status quo and appeal to the wider imagination of his generation.
In his writings, Bacon challenged established social and religious orders, raised questions about the mind/body relation and the role of dreams, and foresaw the development of the modern research university. It is Bacon's legacy to have gone beyond his age and, out of pure intuition, anticipate the concerns of future generations.
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