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Blogging Bacon

“Often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished …”

Francis Bacon’s “Of Nature in Men” (& its 8 counsels for lasting self-change)

Aesop’s fable tells of a cat turned into a women at her wedding, with predictable results (image from pintarest)

Modern academic ethicists tell us what it is right to do, or what true strengths of character are. They often fail to tell us how to acquire the virtues.

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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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