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Francis Bacon — a Great Innovator, If Ever There Was One— On Innovation, & its Politics

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Sir Francis Bacon is, of all philosophers, perhaps the greatest patron of innovation and change. As Bacon announced his own ambition in the magnificent “Proem” to The Interpretation of Nature:

Now among all the benefits that could be conferred upon mankind, I found none so great as the discovery of new arts…

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These little essays survey Bacon’s greatly admired, but rarely examined Essays, or Counsels, Civil and Moral. They break down the innate language, draw out and apply the many discerning observations and memorable points of advice, and try to tie their diverse threads together.

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Articles on philosophy, psychology & classical thought (notably Stoic) for those interested in renewing, spreading, and applying these ideas today.