Modernity is the real antiquity

Francis Bacon reminds us that modernity is the real antiquity:

“True”, Bacon says, ‘antiquity’ is “ancient and older in relation to us, but with respect to the world itself, it was newer & younger. … Our age is the older of the world, enriched & stocked with countless experiences & observations.”

The New Organon, aphorism 84

Francis Bacon

– Image: Francis Bacon as a child, c.1561-2 (Unknown artist)

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