Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Bacon , Spedding , Ellis , Heath (2011-11-24), The Works of Francis Bacon, Cambridge Univ Pr, Retrieved on 2011-12-13
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    13 DEC 2011

     Francis Bacon on Approaching Books

    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; other to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a fu...
    Folksonomies: books reading study
    Folksonomies: books reading study
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    The different relationships we have with different kinds of books. A very eloquent passage.

    13 DEC 2011

     Men of Sciences as Experimentors or Dogmatists

    Those who have handled sciences have been either men of experiment or men of dogmas. The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use; the reasoners resemble spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance. But the bee takes a middle course; it gathers its material from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own. Not unlike this is the true business of philosophy; for it neither relies solely or chiefly on the powers o...
    Folksonomies: science scientists
    Folksonomies: science scientists
      1  notes

    Francis Bacon describes them as ants and spiders and lays out a third way using the metaphor of the bee.