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Robert P. Ellis Francis Bacon

The Double-Edged Life of the Philosopher and Statesman

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McFarland Publishing

2015

Paperback

213

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978-0-7864-9727-0

0-7864-9727-0

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Around the time Shakespeare inaugurated the gilded age of English drama, the young Francis Bacon proposed to take "all knowledge to be my province". He soon realized the difficulty of his task, but in the process of his study he posed two related questions which he understood better than any other man of his time: can human beings respect and obey nature, and can they also command nature?

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