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FRANCIS BACON-OF STUDIES,JULY,14,2011.

  1. 1. MORE ON BACON BACON BOOK SHOW BY S. NEHRU 14, JULY 2011 V HOUR I MA SPIC HALL
  2. 2. FROM WILLIAM J LONG’S <ul><li>HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE </li></ul>EXCERPTS ON BACON
  3. 3. HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE EDWARD ALBERT EXTRACTS
  4. 4. COMPTON AND RICKETT <ul><li>HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE </li></ul>BACON INFO
  5. 5. BACON FACTS <ul><li>Francis Bacon is generally recognized as the first great writer of English philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>He had no great respect for the English language </li></ul><ul><li>Bacon is influenced by Montaigne </li></ul><ul><li>Emerson is the one modern writer with whom Bacon may be fairly compared </li></ul>
  6. 6. BACON FACTS 2 <ul><li>Endeavour to reach the reader’s mind by a series of aphoristic attacks </li></ul><ul><li>his  Essays  are models of succinct, lucid prose </li></ul><ul><li>Bacon’s primary object is the discovery of truth </li></ul><ul><li>Sheer density of material combined with felicity of expression </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to choose the right word </li></ul>
  7. 7. OF STUDIES <ul><li>The importance of the reading habit </li></ul><ul><li>Covers almost all the aspects of reading </li></ul><ul><li>For three things people read: for pleasure, for ornament in the society, for practical application of life </li></ul><ul><li>Studies not only improve knowledge but also improve one’s behaviour </li></ul>
  8. 8. OF STUDIES 2 <ul><li>Improves one’s personality by influencing his attitudes, actions and judgements </li></ul><ul><li>Warns of excessive studying </li></ul><ul><li>Results in artificiality both in behaviour and speech </li></ul><ul><li>Needless display of learning </li></ul><ul><li>makes a person bookish and makes him lack application </li></ul>
  9. 9. OF STUDIES 3 <ul><li>Habit of studying instils a sense of discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Makes the writing more precise and systematic </li></ul><ul><li>  Improves the skill of presenting the argument in one’s favour </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge can be utilized whenever its need is warranted </li></ul>
  10. 10. OF STUDIES 4 <ul><li>History makes man wise </li></ul><ul><li> Mathematics makes him cunning </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry helps to foster wit </li></ul><ul><li>Natural philosophy helps to foster depth </li></ul><ul><li>Moral philosophy helps to foster gravity </li></ul><ul><li>Logic and rhetoric helps in nurturing one’s power of debate and argument </li></ul>
  11. 11. OF STUDIES 5 <ul><li>There are several modes of studying </li></ul><ul><li>The aim of reading is to acquire knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>The aim of conversation is to acquire readiness </li></ul><ul><li>The aim of writing is to obtain accuracy </li></ul>
  12. 12. OF STUDIES 6 <ul><li>Bacon also gives some rules for studies. One should weigh before reading. One should stick to one’s opinions. All books are not to be read fully. In reading there should be discretion of what to read and what not to read and how to read and how not to read. </li></ul>
  13. 13. OF STUDIES 7 <ul><li>Like physical exercises curing physical illness reading cures mental illness. Studies perform various functions. It dispels boredom of lonely hours and makes a person able to take a balanced view of life. </li></ul>
  14. 14. COMING NEXT OF LOVE
  15. 15. THANK YOU

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