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Francis Bacon - The Major Works (Paperback)

Francis Bacon; Volume editing by Brian Vickers

Series: Oxford World's Classics

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together an extensive collection of Bacon's writing - the major prose in full, together with sixteen other pieces not otherwise available - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Although he had a distinguished career as a lawyer and statesman, Francis Bacon's lifelong goal was to improve and extend human knowledge. In The Advancement of Learning (1605) he made a brilliant critique of the deficiencies of previous systems of thought and proposed improvements to knowledge in every area of human life. He conceived the Essays (1597, much enlarged in 1625) as a study of the formative influences on human behaviour, psychological and social. In The New Atlantis (1626) he outlined his plan for a scientific research institute in the form of a Utopian fable. In addition to these major English works this edition includes 'Of Tribute', an important early work here printed complete for the first time, and a revealing selection of his legal and political writings, together with his poetry. A special feature of the edition is its extensive annotation which identifies Bacon's sources and allusions, and glosses his vocabulary. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Oxford World's Classics
Release date: May 2008
First published: July 2008
Authors: Francis Bacon
Volume editors: Brian Vickers
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 39mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 813
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-954079-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600 > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600 > General
LSN: 0-19-954079-9
Barcode: 9780199540792

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