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First published in 1905, this reissued edition of The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon is an edited collection based upon the definitive seven volume edition of 1857, translated and prefaced by Robert Leslie Ellis and James Spedding.
Of great historical, philosophical and scientific interest, this collection brings together translations of Bacon’s most important works, including the Novum Organum, the De Augmentis Scientarium, the Parasceve, and the De Principiis atque Originibus, as well as works originally written in English, such as the Valerius Terminus and the Filum Labyrinthi. The reissue offers a comprehensive and provocative collection of the key writings of the man we now consider to be the father of Empiricism who popularised inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry. All works include prefaces by Robert Leslie Ellis and James Spedding, and the collection includes an introductory note from the editor John M. Robertson.
1. The Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human 2. Valerius Terminus 3. Filum Labyrinthi Sive Formula Inquisitionis 4.The Great Instauration 5. The Second Part of the Work, which is Called The New Organon, or true Directions Concerning the Interpretation of Nature 6. Parasceve, or Preparative towards a Natural and Experimental History 7. De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientarium 8. On Principles and Origins 9. A Description of the Intellectual Globe 10. Theory of the Earth 11. The New Atlantis 12. Essays, or Councils Civil and Moral 13. Wisdom of the Ancients (Translation of the De Sapienta Veterum) 13. Apophthegms
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