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" There remains but one course for the recovery of a sound and healthy condition,— namely, that the entire work of the understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course, but guided at every... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Translations of the philosophical works - Page 61
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The Works, Volume 4

Francis Bacon - 1858
...condition,— namely, that the entire work of the understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...in things intellectual they have set to work with little else than the naked forces of the understanding, very small would the matters have been which,...
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The philosophical works of Francis Bacon, with prefaces and notes ..., Volume 4

Francis Bacon, Robert Leslie Ellis, William Rawley - 1861
...condition, — namely, that the entire work of the understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...in things intellectual they have set to work with little else than the naked forces of the understanding, very small would the matters have been which,...
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Works, Volume 8

James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath - Philosophy, English - 1864
...condition, — namely, that the entire work of the understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...in things intellectual they have set to work with little else than the naked forces of the understanding, very small would the matters have been which,...
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Works, Volume 4

Francis Bacon - 1883
...commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own covrf?, la't guided at every step; and the business be done as...in things intellectual they have set to work with little else than the naked forces of the understanding, very small would the matters have been which,...
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British Thought and Thinkers: Introductory Studies, Critical, Biographical ...

George Sylvester Morris - English literature - 1880 - 388 pages
...0. II, 52). "Starting directly from the simple sensuous perception " (I cite Bacon), the mind must " be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...step; and the business be done as if by machinery" (N. 0., Pref.). Such a method "leaves but little to the acuteness and strength of wits, but places...
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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon

1905
...condition,—namely, that the entire work of the understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...in things intellectual they have set to work with little else than the naked forces of the understanding, very small would the matters have been which,...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909 - 437 pages
...condition, — namely, that the entire work of the understanding be commenced afresh, and the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...in things intellectual they have set to work with little else than the naked forces of the understanding, very small would the matters have been which,...
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Theory and Power: On the Character of Modern Sciences

Rolf Gruner - Philosophy - 1977 - 238 pages
...wrong, and our knowledge will "be augmented almost automatically. 'The mind itself,' Bacon demanded, 'be from the very outset not left to take its own course, but guided at every step; and the pQ \ business be done as by machinery.' If this means a restriction and delimitation of the mind's...
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Clinical Judgment: A Critical Appraisal: Proceedings of the Fifth Trans ...

H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr., S.F. Spicker, B. Towers - Medical - 1979 - 279 pages
...progressive enterprise, ever marching to new triumphs. What is needed, in short, is that: the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...step, and the business be done as if by machinery. [ 1 ] And he believes he has discovered such a method. This Baconian program seems close to what Cedye...
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The Reenchantment of the World

Morris Berman - Philosophy - 1981 - 357 pages
...to go its own way, says Bacon in the Preface to the work, so it is necessary that "the mind itself be from the very outset not left to take its own course,...step; and the business be done as if by machinery." To know nature, treat it mechanically; but then your mind must behave mechanically as well. René Descartes...
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