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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon by John M. Robertson

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A DESRIPTION OF THE INTELLECTUAL GLOBE

CHAPTER I.

Division of all Human Learning into History. Poesy, and Philosophy, according to the three faculties of the mind, Memory, Imegination, and Reason: and that the same division holds good likewise in Theology; the vessel (that is, the human understanding) being the same, though the matter and the manner of conveyance be different.

1 ADOPT that division of human learning which corresponds to the three faculties of the understanding. Its parts therefore are three; History, Poesy, and Philosophy. History is referred to the Memory; poesy to the Imagination; philosophy to the reason. And by poesy here I mean nothing else than feigned history. History is properly concerned with individuals; the impressions ...

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