Archiv der Kategorie: Renaissance

The Fable of the Bees

The Fable of the Bees – Bernard de Mandeville Mandeville’s philosophy gave great offence at the time, and has always been stigmatized as false, cynical and degrading. His main thesis is that the actions of men cannot be divided into … Weiterlesen

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Essential Writings

Essential Writings – Nicholas Barbon Nicholas Barbon was an English economist, physician, and financial speculator. He is widely conceived as one of the first proponents of the free market. This edition includes his most prominent essays: An Apology For The … Weiterlesen

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On the Law of War and Peace

On the Law of War and Peace – Hugo Grotius “On The Law of War and Peace” was translated into many languages, and most law schools adopted it as the basis of the right of nations. Princes and statesmen consulted … Weiterlesen

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The Wisdom of the Ancients

The Wisdom of the Ancients – Sir Francis Bacon Bacon published this interesting little work in 1609. It contains thirty-one fables abounding with a union of deep thought and poetic beauty. In most fables he explains the common but erroneous … Weiterlesen

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The New Atlantis

The New Atlantis – Sir Francis Bacon The ‚New Atlantis‘, first published in 1627, but probably written between 1622 and 1624, is a fragmentary sketch of an ideal commonwealth, and in particular of an ideal „palace of invention“ called „Solomon’s … Weiterlesen

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Essays

Essays – Sir Francis Bacon Of Bacon’s literary, as distinct from his philosophical and professional, works, far the most popular and important are the ‚Essays.‘ But it may not be superfluous to remark that the ‚Essays‘ are the most original … Weiterlesen

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Novum Organum

Novum Organum – Sir Francis Bacon The ‚Novum Organum,‘ in the shape in which its author left it, is only a fragment of the larger work which Bacon contemplated under that title, as adequately representing the second part of the … Weiterlesen

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The Advancement of Learning

The Advancement of Learning – Sir Francis Bacon The Advancement of Learning is a splendid attempt to defend and magnify the pursuit of learning and then to survey the existing state of human knowledge. Part of the argument of the … Weiterlesen

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