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The Works of Francis Bacon

The Works of Francis Bacon

Volume 4. Translations of the Philosophical Works 1

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108040679

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  • Francis Bacon (1561–1626), the English philosopher, statesman and jurist, is best known for developing the empiricist method which forms the basis of modern science. Bacon's writings concentrated on philosophy and judicial reform. His most significant work is the Instauratio Magna comprising two parts – The Advancement of Learning and the Novum Organum. The first part is noteworthy as the first major philosophical work published in English (1605). James Spedding (1808–81) and his co-editors arranged this fourteen-volume edition, published in London between 1857 and 1874, not in chronological order but by subject matter, so that different volumes would appeal to different audiences. The material is divided into three parts: philosophy and general literature; legal works; and letters, speeches and tracts relating to politics. Volume 4, published in 1858, contains the English translation of Bacon's philosophical works that formed part of the Instauratio Magna.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108040679
    • length: 512 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Works Published, or Designed for Publication, as Parts of the Instauratio Magna: The Great Instauration: Prooemium
    Epistle dedicatory
    Preface
    Plan of the Work
    The New Organon: Preface
    Aphorisms concerning the Interpretation of Nature and the Kingdom of Man
    Preparative Towards a Natural and Experimental History
    Catalogue of Particular Histories
    Of the Dignity, and Advancement of Learning, Books II-VI.

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    Francis Bacon

    Editors

    James Spedding

    Robert Leslie Ellis

    Douglas Denon Heath

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