Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. The historian William Dixon wrote “Bacon's influence in modern world is so great that every man who rides in a train, sends a telegram, follows a steam plough, sits in an easy chair, crosses the channel or the Atlantic, eats a good dinner, enjoys a beautiful garden, or undergoes a painless surgical operation, owes him something.”
The “Essays”of Francis Bacon was the first published book of the philosopher. The book is written in a wide range of styles, from the plain to the epigrammatic. It covers topics drawn from both public and private philosopher's life. The 19th century literary historian Henry Hallam wrote that “Essays” are deeper and more discriminating than any earlier, or almost any later, work in the English language". Don't miss the golden opportunity to get acquainted with a great work of the world famous philosopher!