There is no other philosophical work that has astounded me as much as Francis Bacon’s Essays.
Francis Bacon was an 16th century English statesman who served as the Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Besides engaging actively in governance, Bacon was a prolific philosopher. And it was in this pursuit of higher thinking, that he penned down philosophy’s most valuable work, titled ‘Essays’.
Essays is a collection of 58 essays, each on a different facet of knowledge (eg. Truth, Death, Revenge etc). What makes these essays stand out is that they’re much more relevant to modern society. Each essay is a fine specimen of logical wisdom, hand-carved to inculcate in the reader, a concrete sense of the world around him. And if I may say so, having read it, the essays are an excellent guide in thinking. They teach you not only how to think, but also how to measure and weigh one thought against the other. It isn’t for nothing that Francis Bacon is also termed ‘the father of the scientific method.’
I urge my readers to pick up ‘Essays’ by Francis Bacon and let one of the greatest minds of the 16th century take over and lead you into a brighter tomorrow.
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It’s been a long while since I last wrote. And I can’t refrain from blaming my absence on the rigours of life in the University. I’m not able to write as frequently as I used to. But I promise my readers that I will be pushing to adopt a more predictable and routine schedule. So don’t give up on me yet. And as always ( shout out to Vsauce, the most awesome Youtube channel on planet earth.) keep mindfeeding.