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The Works of Francis Bacon

The Works of Francis Bacon

Volume 7. Literary and Professional Works 2

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108040709

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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 7, published in 1859, continues Bacon's literary works including his writings on religion, and contains his professional works on the law.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108040709
    • length: 844 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 48 mm
    • weight: 1.05kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Literary Works continued: Advertisement touching a Holy War
    Of the true Greatness of Britain
    Colours of Good and Evil
    Letter and Discourse to Sir Henry Savill, touching Helps for the Intellectual Powers
    Short Notes for Civil Conversation
    Apophthegms: Editor's preface
    Apophthegms new and old, as originally published in 1625
    Apophthegms from the Resuscitatio, Ed. 1661
    Apophthegms published by Tenison in the Baconiana
    Some additional Apophthegms selected from a common-place Book of Dr. Rawley's
    Spurious Apophthegms
    Promus of Formularies and Elegancies
    Religious Writings: Confession of Faith
    Meditationes Sacrae
    Prayers
    Translation of certain Psalms into English Verse
    Appendix to the Religious Writings - Christian Paradoxes
    Professional Works: General preface to the Professional Works
    Maxims of the Law
    Reading on the Statute of Uses
    Use of the Law
    Discourse upon the Commission of Bridewell
    Arguments of Law: Case of Impeachment of Waste
    Lowe's Case of Tenures
    Case of Revocation of Uses
    Jurisdiction of the Council of the Marches
    Chudleigh's Case
    Case of the Post Nati of Scotland
    Case De non procedendo Rege inconsulto
    Preparation for the Union of Laws
    Answers to Questions touching the Office of Constables
    Ordinances in Chancery
    Appendix
    Index.

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    Francis Bacon

    Editors

    James Spedding

    Robert Leslie Ellis

    Douglas Denon Heath

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