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Quote: Of Studies

hzs202 (932886) writes | more than 8 years ago

Books 3

"Histories make men wise; poets, witty, the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend" (Bacon).

I'm Meditating on Sir Francis Bacon's essay "Of Studies" and considering, at which of the 6 studies am I most skillful. If I were to place them in order... I think it would look like this:

"Histories make men wise; poets, witty, the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend" (Bacon).

I'm Meditating on Sir Francis Bacon's essay "Of Studies" and considering, at which of the 6 studies am I most skillful. If I were to place them in order... I think it would look like this:

1. Histories: wise
2. Natural Philosophy: deep
3. Poetry: witty
4. Moral: grave
5. Logic and rhetoric: able to contend
6. Mathematics: subtle

If you wish... in the comment section list the studies and their attributes as the apply to you.

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Yes (1)

mercedo (822671) | more than 8 years ago | (#14627734)

1. Histories: Lessons to learn
2. Natural Philosophy: Truth
3. Poetry: Art
4. Moral: How to communicate with others
5. Logic and rhetoric: Logic-Most important, Rhetoric-Least important
6. Mathematics: Ruler of the world

Bacon for lunch (1)

DisownedSky (905171) | more than 8 years ago | (#14628678)

  1. Mathematics - what is sufficient?
  2. Natural Philosophy - what is possible?
  3. Logic and Rhetoric - what is available?
  4. Moral - what is necessary?
  5. Poetry - what, of the impossible or unavailble, is still necessary?
  6. History - what is dangerous?

New Organ (1)

mercedo (822671) | more than 8 years ago | (#14636782)

I strongly recommend you to read New Organ, there is an appropriate time to read a good book like this, younger the better, but it is hard to understand if you read it when you are too young. Now.
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