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Questions related to the English philosopher, statesman, scientist, and author Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626) and his works.

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Francis Bacon's "The Advancement of Learning"

I'm trying to get a handle on a metaphor used by Francis Bacon in The Advancement of Learning, when expounding on the usefulness of Alchemy as a study. He writes: And yet surely to alchemy this right ...
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How does the study of 'schoolmen' help in improving our distinguishing skills?

I have been reading the short essay "Of Studies" by Sir Francis Bacon. I couldn't understand the meaning of this sentence: If his wit be not apt to distinguish or find differences, let him ...
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Biblical reference in Francis Bacon's essay: Background and significance

The first creature of God, in the works of the days, was the light of the sense; the last was the light of reason; and his sabbath work, ever since, is the illumination of his Spirit. First, he ...
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Why are my answers wrong for this Bacon passage about reading and writing?

Here is the passage being analysed, from Francis Bacon's essay "Of Studies": Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh ...
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