"For five years he [Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)] served as personal secretary to, yes, Francis Bacon. In fact, I've noted over a course of years that the job of a secretary can be utterly fulfilling just in case one's boss happens to be Francis Bacon."
-- Daniel N. Robinson, (March 9, 1937 -  ), philosopher
in Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition, Lecture 28 "Hobbes and the Social Machine"
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