An Analysis Of Francis Bacon's 'Of Studies'

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Filtering and Reusing In the ‘Of Studies’ which was written by Francis Bacon, there is a curious quote that looks like be formed of right words. “For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one; but the general counsels, and the plots and marshalling of affairs, come best, from those that are learned” is that quote which means expert men can only judge in their areas, yet learned people can suggest well-rounded ideas and plots that is arranging things in effective way. With the great honor and authority, his idea might be respect and have a name value as the opinion of Samuel Johnson in his essay. In ‘On Studies’ that Samuel Johnson wrote, he mentioned that so many millions have been equally participating of bounties of knowledge with ourselves for ages upon ages cannot be considered as useless. Rightfully, I accept their ideas and attitudes toward study-especially…show more content…
As Bacon said, only learned men can arrange his ideas and knowledge and they are different with the expert men who can only do his own work. In practice, we called the man who do his work well and has done his task long “an expert man.” And we called a person who has so much intellectuals that even he cannot apply and only useful in quiz “a shallow man.” If Francis Bacon really hoped to stress the experience, he does not have to write about an expert man. Yet his essay emphasizes the importance of a broad knowledge, the entire topic of the essay is weigh of experience. In reality, Francis Bacon was an empiricist who believes the positive effects of practice. Also the essay mentioned that studies perfect innate abilities as pruning, and experience perfects studies to narrow down and give insight to person. If the experience narrow down studies, how can Bacon ignored the experts? They are actual people who experienced
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