Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Francis Bacon – Of Judicature

Aloha Promises Forever has previously touched on the life and legacy of philosopher, statesman and jurist Francis Bacon.  On March 7, 1616, he was made Keeper of the Seal of England.  This brings cause to remember again his The Essays and Essayes, Civil and Morall.  From these sprung many famous aphorisms and much wisdom worthy of consideration today.   One characteristic of his written essays were their nature of weighing arguments against one another so that multiple sides are brought into consideration.  We would do well today to consider this approach instead of remaining in our echo chambers as too many do.

Today’s tutorial reading is Of Judicature.  From this, we immediately see that judges are and have always been too prone toward believing they should create law rather than just adjudicate.  We also see that from a early time onward, others have been just as equally disinclined to allow this overstepping of their authority.

You may read Of Judicature here:

http://www.bartleby.com/3/1/56.html

Alternatively, you may listen to part 2 of Bacon’s Essays at:

 

 

 

 

 

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