Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

  title={Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man},
  author={T. Shaffer and C. Bowen},
  journal={Yale Law Journal},
The portrait Bowen paints of this controversial man, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), balances the outward life and actions of Bacon with the seemingly contradictory aspects of his refined philosophical reflections. When Bacon's more notorious attributes are set in historical context, his actions seem less personally vindictive against the backdrop of an entire age seemingly devoted to the very vanity and ingenuousness with which he is so often accused. As Lord Chancellor of England, Bacon was… Expand
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