penguin great ideas series

bruno

est malade
i picked up a gibbon extract from the decline and fall of the roman empire and a compilation of texts by francis bacon, the latter very illuminating.

i like the intention and above all the attention to presentation of the series, some of the covers are truly beautiful.

if there is any criticism to be made is with the presentation of human debate as a play of extremes. i suppose the more mundane debate between people throughout the ages will always fall through the cracks. i've always thought it would be nice to have a way of recording and synthesising into something coherent all the arguments and thoughts shared every night between people, this could be an amazing parallel history of ideas. a mixture of ideas, affections, silence, perhaps something that doesen't have a name yet.
 
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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
I found out recently that Francis Bacon, the C20 painter, was a collateral descendent of Francis Bacon, the C16/17 philosopher and poilitician. Which I thought was quite cool.
 

bruno

est malade
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