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Selected Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon

ISBN-10: 0872204707
ISBN-13: 9780872204706
Edition: 1999
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Description: The most comprehensive collection available of Bacon's philosophical and scientific writings, this volume offers Bacon's major works in their entirety, or in generous selections, revised from the classic 19th century editions of Spedding, Ellis and  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

The most comprehensive collection available of Bacon's philosophical and scientific writings, this volume offers Bacon's major works in their entirety, or in generous selections, revised from the classic 19th century editions of Spedding, Ellis and Heath. Selections from Bacon's natural histories round out this edition by showing the types of compilations that he believed would most contribute to the third part of his Great Instauration. In her General Introduction, Rose-Mary Sargent sketches Bacon's early life, education, and legal career, and discusses the major components of his philosophical works, and traces his influence on subsequent natural philosophy.

General Introduction
Note on the Text
Advancement of Learning and Division of the Sciencesp. 1
Advancement of Learning, Book Onep. 4
Advancement of Learning, Book Two, Dedicationp. 49
De Augmentis, Summary of Books Two through Ninep. 56
Great Instauration, New Organon, and Preparativep. 63
The Great Instaurationp. 66
The New Organon, Prefacep. 86
The New Organon, Book Onep. 89
The New Organon, Book Twop. 148
Preparativep. 190
Natural History Selectionsp. 207
Natural and Experimental Historyp. 210
History of Dense and Rarep. 216
Sylva Sylvarump. 225
Medical Remainsp. 233
New Atlantisp. 239
New Atlantisp. 241
Selected Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 278
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