Francis Bacon – The Essays

Francis Bacon, son of Lord Keeper Nicholas Bacon, inherited his father’s position and attained Solicitor-General (1607), Attorney-General (1613) and Lord Chancellor (1618). However these positions only tell a very small side of the statesman and philosopher that published The Essays for a third and last edition in 1625. Bacon’s work seems anachronistic of the late … More Francis Bacon – The Essays

Freud – The Future Of An Illusion Religion Is The Universal Neurosis

It is no surprise that Freud’s dissection of everything that rallies under the label “supernatural” appears in the Penguin Books – Great Ideas series which identifies the most significant and influential texts in written history. He carries his objective psychoanalytical approach to religion with a relentless drive for truth that sees him take on God … More Freud – The Future Of An Illusion Religion Is The Universal Neurosis

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels – The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848, arose in a period of increasing polarisation of society through industrialisation and globalisation in which capitalism expanded. In a period where the working classes were heavily exploited a turn to communism seems, in hindsight, a more respectable response than it does now. However, many of the problems Marx and … More Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels – The Communist Manifesto

Reason and Rationale

Welcome, this will be a blog, as the title conveys, of reason and rationale. My posts will largely consist of book reviews with a discussion of the general arguments relayed or referenced to within the text with weekly updates. Enjoy.