The Works of Francis Bacon: Volume 2, Philosophical Works 2

The Works of Francis Bacon: Volume 2, Philosophical Works 2

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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 2, published in 1857, continues part 1 of Bacon's Latin writings intended to be included as part of the Instauratio more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English, Latin
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 1139149555
  • 9781139149556

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Philosophical Works: Part I continued. Works Published, or Designed for Publication, as Parts of the Instauratio Magna: Historia Ventorum; Preface to the Historia Ventorum Robert Leslie Ellis; De Historia Naturali et Experimentali Monitum; Norma Historiae praesentis; Historia Ventorum; Aditus ad Titulos in proximos Quinque Menses destinatos; Fragmentum Libri Verulamiani, cui Titulus Abecedarium Naturae; Historiae Vitae et Mortis; Preface to the Historia Vitae et Mortis Robert Leslie Ellis; Historia Vitae et Mortis; Historia Densi et Rari; Preface to the Historia Densi et Rari Robert Leslie Ellis; Historia Densi et Rari; Inquisitio de Magnete; Topica Inquisitionis de Luce et Lumine; Sylva Sylvarum; Preface to the Sylva Sylvarum Robert Leslie Ellis; Sylva Sylvarum; Table of the experiments; Scala Intellectus sive Filum Labyrinthis; Prodromi sive Anticipationes Philosophiae more