Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Francis Bacon

The most singular and the best of all his pieces is that which, at this time, is the most useless and the least read, I mean his Novum Scientiarum Organum. This is the scaffold with which the new philosophy was raised; and when the edifice was built, part of it at least, the scaffold was no longer of service. --Voltaire, On the Lord Bacon, Letters on the English (Lettres Philosophiques), Harvard Classics (1909–14), Vol. 34, Part 2, Bartleby

Recommended reading:
by Francis Bacon at Reading Rat

Criticism (articles, essays, reviews):

On Bacon, by Ben Jonson, Harvard Classics, Bartleby

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