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" WHAT is truth ?" said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer. Certainly there be that delight in giddiness, and count it a bondage to fix a belief, affecting free-will in thinking as well as in acting. And though the sects of philosophers of... "
New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection, Moral, Instructive, and ... - Page 153
by Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827
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The Cartel: Lawyers and Their Nine Magic Tricks

Evan Whitton - Comparative law - 1998 - 254 pages
...Chancellor, knew the quibble was merely an attempt to shift the goalposts. In Of Truth (1597), he wrote: '"What is truth?' said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer." Pilate was sent to Rome in 36 to answer to the Emperor Tiberius for wretched behaviour. His end is...
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The World's Most Mysterious People

Lionel Fanthorpe, P. A. Fanthorpe, Patricia Fanthorpe - Reference - 1998 - 240 pages
...undoubtedly deserves a little more human sympathy than he has received so far. Chapter 21 Francis Bacon "What is truth?" said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer. (From Bacon's Essay on Truth) The mystery of Francis Bacon begins with his birth itself. It has frequently...
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Literature: An Embattled Profession

Carl Woodring, Carl Middleman - Education - 1999 - 220 pages
...Derrida always corrupts to paidia, play, linguistic pastime. If Bacon on truth would be too harsh— "What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer" — then in keeping with Kant's description of the aesthetic as disinterested free play of taste, Derrida...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...as a 'metaphysical' poem is read. 'Of Truth' begins with one of Bacon's most striking quotations. ' "What is Truth?" said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.' As Anne Righter comments: The rifle-shot of this opening, the little imaginative explosion, is a familiar...
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Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher

Diskin Clay - Philosophy - 2010
...another matter " * Such endings to philosophical conversations recall the opening of Bacon's essay "On Truth": "What is truth, said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer." These early Socratic dialogues are usually termed the "aporetic" dialogues. (Because of its omilarity...
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Sweet Reason: A Field Guide to Modern Logic

Tom Tymoczko, Jim Henle - Mathematics - 2004 - 644 pages
...standard against which to check the technical definitions. FO RM AL LO GIC: O VERVI EW TRUTH AND FALSITY What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer. — FRANCIS BACON The simple statement "Joan is female" is true (often abbreviated T) if and only if...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 339 pages
...appears also in the dramatic opening sentences that startle the reader into so many of the essays: 'What is Truth; said jesting Pilate; And would not stay for an Answer' (I. 3-4); 'Revenge is a kinde of Wilde Justice; which the more Mans Nature runs to, the more ought...
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The Company of the Creative: A Christian Reader's Guide to Great Literature ...

David L. Larsen - Religion - 639 pages
...PROPHET OF THE NEW SCIENCE In establishing any true axiom the negative instance is the more powerful. "What is truth?" said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer. Men fear death, as children fear to go into the dark. — Francis Bacon Francis Bacon (1561-1626) possessed...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - Reference - 2000 - 218 pages
...it, I could keep to the truth and let God go. Meister Eckhart, Fragments ( 1 3th- 14th centuries) 13 What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer. Francis Bacon, Essays, 'Of Truth' (1625) 14 Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put...
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Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism

Douglas Groothuis - Religion - 2000 - 303 pages
...Jesus to address the Jews who wanted Christ crucified (v. 38). As philosopher Francis Bacon wrote, "'What is truth?' said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer."11 Although we have no record of any reply by Jesus, Christians affirm that Pilate was staring...
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