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Author Ellis, Robert P. (Robert Patrick), 1935- author.

Title Francis Bacon : the double-edged life of the philosopher and statesman / Robert P. Ellis.

Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Incorporated, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Now somewhat ancient -- Like a child following a bird -- Not in the proportion I hoped -- The corner-stone laid -- Prospects and possibilities -- A greater place -- Lord keeper, Lord chancellor -- Still ascending -- A broken reed -- Seeking an otium -- They come home -- An experiment or two.
Summary "Francis Bacon proposed to take "all knowledge to be my province." He posed two related questions which he understood better than any other man of his time: can human beings respect and obey nature, and can they also command nature? He asked many other questions considered useless and impractical in his time but vital in ours"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780786497270 (softcover : alk. paper)
9781476620527 (e-book)