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Francis Bacon on the Goal of Life

(Of the Good and its Vicissitudes)

This is the fifth installment in “Essaying Bacon”, a two-year project of examining each of Francis Bacon’s classic Essays, one by one, and accordingly, piecing together a more complete picture.

Even by Bacon’s standards, to read “Of Goodness & Goodness of Nature in one sitting is to have one’s mind and imagination overwhelmed. In the rapid flow of Bacon’s clipped sentences, each contains its own idea, and almost every one opens its own interpretive vistas. Then there is the flood of…

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Articles on philosophy, psychology & classical thought (notably Stoic), aimed at renewing, spreading, and applying these ideas today.