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"The pluralistic form takes for me a stronger hold on reality than any other philosophy I know of, being essentially a social philosophy, a philosophy of 'co'"-William James
Left Trinity college for Gray’s Inn
to begin his legal career
Called to the bar
Advancement to the
position of Queen’s Counsel; under Elizabeth there wasn’t much opportunity for
advancement. An Advertisement Touching the Controversies of the Church of England
(1589) had brought himm political advancement.
Enemies at court used
the opportunity to bar his way to promotion .
Essayes (rev. 1612, 1625)
A Declaration of the
Practices and Treasons Attempted and Committed by Robert, Late Earle of Essex
His friendship with the
young earl of Essex did not bring him hoped-for political gain; Essex’s rebelled
against the queen; Bacon’s position required him to partake in the prosecution
of his former friend.
The Twoo Bookes of
Francis Bacon of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Humane
(rev. 1623; best known as Advancement of Learning)
Married Alice Barnham;
they had no children
De Sapientia Veterum
(The Wisdom of the Ancients, 1619)