Francis Bacon on How to Make Your Fortune

Fortune is like the milky way, for philosophy Francis Bacon (image Unsplash)

Of the ancients and the moderns …

The students of Leo Strauss, independently following their master in a chorus, proclaim that “modernity” was in no small way inaugurated when Niccolo Machiavelli proposed, in the last chapter of The Prince, that about half the time, fortune could be tamed. (At least by men bold enough to try to win her favors).

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Articles on philosophy, psychology & classical thought (notably Stoic), aimed at renewing, spreading, and applying these ideas today.