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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…




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.

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