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... to advocate and exemplify a minute examination of particulars , while ever
bearing in mind and making provision for an ultimate and all - embracing
synthesis ? in a word , to be in his own person prophet and projector ,
philosopher and poet ...
answer this question , for lack of knowledge concerning their life in the world . We
are puzzled in attempting to answer it with regard to Bacon , because , while he
allows us to perceive adumbrations of a comprehensive philosophy of life , and ...
... he first fell into the dislike of the philosophy of Aristotle ; not for the
worthlessness of the author , to whom he would ever Wascribe all high attributes ,
but for the unfruitfulness of the way ; being a philosophy ( as his lordship used to
say ) only ...
Otherwise he should have crossed his own principles , which were , That a little
philosophy maketh men apt to forget God , as attributing too much to second
causes ; but depth of philosophy bringeth a man back to God again . Now I am
1600 Giordano Bruno burned . . . . Trial and execution of Essex , Bacon being
engaged against him 1601 Death of Queen Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . 1603 + Bacon
King ' s Counsel ; knighted by James I . . . . . . 1603 7 Early philosophical works .
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