The Resource Francis Bacon : the temper of a man, Catherine Drinker Bowen ; introduction by Dominic J. Balestra

Francis Bacon : the temper of a man, Catherine Drinker Bowen ; introduction by Dominic J. Balestra

Label
Francis Bacon : the temper of a man
Title
Francis Bacon
Title remainder
the temper of a man
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Drinker Bowen ; introduction by Dominic J. Balestra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The portrait Bowen paints of this controversial man, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), balances the outward life and actions of Bacon with the seemingly contradictory aspects of his refined philosophical reflections. As Lord Chancellor of England, Bacon was impeached by Parliament for taking bribes in office, convicted, and banished from London and the law courts
  • In a prayer Bacon composed during the interval following his punishment, he reveals that the dichotomy of his existence was no more deeply felt than by himself, and he readily admits that his obligations to society were not as suited to his nature as the study of philosophy, science, and law. Modern scholars hold Bacon's philosophical works, Novum Organum, Advancement of Learning, and The New Atlantis, as his greatest achievements. Bowen's story reveals a man whose genius it was not to immerse himself in the rigor of scientific experimentation, but to realize what questions science should ask, and thereby reach beyond the status quo and appeal to the wider imagination of his generation. In his writings, Bacon challenged established social and religious orders, raised questions about the mind/body relation and the role of dreams, and foresaw the development of the modern research university. It is Bacon's legacy to have gone beyond his age and, out of pure intuition, anticipate the concerns of future generations
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1897-1973
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowen, Catherine Drinker
Dewey number
  • 192
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B1197
LC item number
.B6 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Philosophers
  • Statesmen
  • Lawyers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Lawyers
  • Philosophers
  • Statesmen
  • Great Britain
Label
Francis Bacon : the temper of a man, Catherine Drinker Bowen ; introduction by Dominic J. Balestra
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585125367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44962226
  • (OCoLC)ocm44962226
Label
Francis Bacon : the temper of a man, Catherine Drinker Bowen ; introduction by Dominic J. Balestra
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=16245
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585125367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44962226
  • (OCoLC)ocm44962226

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