This essay sheds light on a relatively neglected 17th-century English thinker, Sir Thomas Browne; and rereads his works with modern lenses. It highlights his insightful contribution to modern thought. Browne is a man of the modern age. His legacy to modern thought clearly appears through his works. He raises the issue of the relationship between science and religion, and posits archeology and anthropology as disciplines that help better understand past, present, and future societies.
El Hadji Cheikh Kandji is currently Professor of English literature at Najran University, Saudi Arabia. His main field of interest is science in postmodern British fiction. He has published on this domain.