The Works of Francis Bacon

The Works of Francis Bacon

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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 13, published in 1872, contains Bacon's papers from 1616 to 1618 and relate to his appointment as Lord Chancellor, and England's relations with Ireland and Spain.Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath ... amesa#39;s sign-manual, and agrees exactly with the printed copy, except that it does not contain the witnessing clause at the end, which ... of ships, and such other purchase; and making 1618.] DECLARATION CONCERNING sm w. mnnen. 391.

Title:The Works of Francis Bacon
Author: Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-11-24

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