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The Works of Francis Bacon

The Works of Francis Bacon

Volume 5. Translations of the Philosophical Works 2

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  • Date Published: November 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108040686

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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 5, published in 1858, contains the English translations of the remainder of the Instauratio Magna and his other philosophical writings.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108040686
    • length: 682 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Translations of the Philosophical Works. Part I continued: Works Published or Designed for Publication, as Parts of the Instauratio Magna
    Of the Dignity and Advancement of Learning. Books VII-IX
    Natural and Experimental History: History of the Winds
    Preface to History of Heavy and Light
    Preface to History of Sympathy and Antipathy
    Preface to History of Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt
    Fragment of Abecedarium Naturae
    History of Life and Death
    History of Dense and Rare
    Inquiry Respecting the Magnet
    Topics of Inquiry Respecting Light and Luminous Matter
    Part II. Works Connected with the Instauratio Magna, but Not Meant to Be Included in It: Thoughts on the Nature of Things
    On the Ebb and Flow of the Sea
    On Principles and Origins, According to the Fables of Cupid and Coelum
    Part III. Works Originally Designed for Parts of the Instauratio Magna, but Superseded or Abandoned: Description of the Intellectual Globe
    Theory of the Heaven
    Index.

  • Author

    Francis Bacon

    Editors

    James Spedding

    Robert Leslie Ellis

    Douglas Denon Heath

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