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Advancement of Learning (1605)
An Essay on Death
It is true, that a little Philosophy inclineth Mans Minde to Atheisme; But depth in Philosophy, bringeth Mens Mindes about to Religion.
Francis Bacon (1560–1626), British leading political figure, essayist. Essays or Counsels, Essay XIV, "Of Atheism," p. 46, Essays, Advancement of Learning, New Atlantis, and other Pieces, ed. Richard Foster Jones, Odyssey Press, New York (1937).
An important statement of the "new science."
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