The Works of Francis Bacon: Volume 3, Philosophical Works 3

The Works of Francis Bacon: Volume 3, Philosophical Works 3

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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 3, published in 1857, contains Bacon's philosophical works in Latin that either were not intended to be part of the Instauratio Magna or were more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English, Latin
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  • 1139149563
  • 9781139149563

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Philosophical Works: Part II. Works on Subjects Connected with the Instauratio, but Not Meant to Be Included in It: Preface to Part II; Cogitationes de Natura Rerum; Preface to De Fluxu et Refluxu Maris Robert Leslie Ellis; De Fluxu et Refluxu Maris; Preface to De Principiis atque Originibus secundum Fabulas Cupidinis et Coelis Robert Leslie Ellis; De Principiis atque Originibus etc.; New Atlantis; Magnalia Natura; Part III. Works Originally Designed for Parts of the Instauratio Magna, but Superseded or Abandoned: Preface to Part III; Cogitationes de Scientiae Humana; Preface to Valerius Terminus Robert Leslie Ellis; Valerius Terminus; Advancement of Learning, Book I; Advancement of Learning, Book II; Filum Labyrinthi; De Interpretatione Naturae Proemium; Temporis Partus Masculus; Partis Instaurationis Secundae Delineatio et Argumentum; Redargutio Philosophiarum; Cogitata et Visa de Interpretatione Naturae; Inquisitio Legitima de Motu; Calor et Frigus; Historia Soni et Auditus; Phaenomena Universi; Preface to Descriptio Globi Intellectualis Robert Leslie Ellis; Descriptio Globi Intellectualis; Thema Coeli; De Interpretatione Naturae Sententiae XII; Aphorismi et Consilia; Physiological and medical more