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The Essays (Paperback): Francis Bacon The Essays (Paperback)
Francis Bacon; Introduction by John Pitcher
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The genius of Francis Bacon is nowhere better revealed than in his essays.

Bacon’s education was grounded in the classical texts of ancient Greece and Rome, but he brought vividness and colour to the arid scholasticism of medieval book-learning. Whatever their subject, whether it is something as personal as ‘Friendship’ or as abstract as ‘Truth’, the essays combine a mixture of rhetoric and philosophy; and are perhaps the most complete and rounded examples of Bacon’s literary style. Rather than merely summarizing popular philosophy or producing glib expositions of correct conduct, Bacon attempted to change the shape of other men’s minds. He believed that rhetoric, as the force of eloquence and persuasion, could incline the mind towards the pure light of reason.

New Atlantis and The Great Instauration (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Francis Bacon New Atlantis and The Great Instauration (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Francis Bacon; Edited by Jerry Weinberger
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This richly annotated second edition of the now-classic pairing of Bacon s masterpieces, New Atlantis and The Great Instauration features the addition of other works by Bacon, including The Idols of the Mind, Of Unity in Religion and Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates, as well a Summary of the each work and Questions for the reader. S * Includes works new to the second edition, including The Idols of the Mind, Of Unity in Religion, and Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates * Updates the layout of the previous edition with a more generous interior design, making this work more student-friendly and easier to navigate in the classroom * Each work is introduced and subsequently discussed, revealing the importance of Bacon s work to his contemporaries as well as to modern readers * Includes a comprehensive introduction and annotations throughout the text; as well as an appendix of Principal Dates in the Life of Sir Francis Bacon; a selected bibliography; and synopses and questions to accompany each work

Three Early Modern Utopias - Thomas More: Utopia / Francis Bacon: New Atlantis / Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines (Paperback):... Three Early Modern Utopias - Thomas More: Utopia / Francis Bacon: New Atlantis / Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines (Paperback)
Thomas More, Francis Bacon, Henry Neville; Edited by Susan Bruce
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Thomas More: Utopia/ Francis Bacon: New Atlantis/Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is. His Utopia is at once a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a playful text. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia. Utopia was only one of many early modern treatments of other worlds. This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives. New Atlantis (1627) offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), a precursor of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, engages with some of the sexual, racial, and colonialist anxieties of the end of the early modern period. Together these texts illustrate the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put. 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.

The New Atlantis and The City of the Sun: Two Classic Utopias (Paperback): Francis Bacon, Tomasso Campanella The New Atlantis and The City of the Sun: Two Classic Utopias (Paperback)
Francis Bacon, Tomasso Campanella; Foreword by Gregory Claeys
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Francis Bacon - The Major Works (Paperback): Francis Bacon Francis Bacon - The Major Works (Paperback)
Francis Bacon; Volume editing by Brian Vickers
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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.

La Nouvelle Atlantide de Fran ois Bacon, ( d.1702) (French, Paperback): Francis Bacon La Nouvelle Atlantide de Fran ois Bacon, ( d.1702) (French, Paperback)
Francis Bacon
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Oeuvres de Francois Bacon. Volume 2 (Ed.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.): Francis Bacon Oeuvres de Francois Bacon. Volume 2 (Ed.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.)
Francis Bacon
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Oeuvres de Francois Bacon. Volume 4 (Ed.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.): Francis Bacon Oeuvres de Francois Bacon. Volume 4 (Ed.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.)
Francis Bacon
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Oeuvres de Francois Bacon. Volume 9 (Ed.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.): Francis Bacon Oeuvres de Francois Bacon. Volume 9 (Ed.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.)
Francis Bacon
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Oeuvres de Fran�ois Bacon. Volume 15 (�d.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.): Francis Bacon Oeuvres de Fran�ois Bacon. Volume 15 (�d.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.)
Francis Bacon
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Oeuvres de Fran�ois Bacon. Volume 11 (�d.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.): Francis Bacon Oeuvres de Fran�ois Bacon. Volume 11 (�d.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.)
Francis Bacon
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Novum Organum ( d.1857) (French, Paperback, 1857 ed.): Francis Bacon Novum Organum ( d.1857) (French, Paperback, 1857 ed.)
Francis Bacon
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Oeuvres de Francois Bacon. Volume 1 (Ed.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.): Francis Bacon Oeuvres de Francois Bacon. Volume 1 (Ed.1799-1802) (French, Paperback, 1799-1802 ed.)
Francis Bacon
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Oeuvres de Bacon. 1e S r. ( d.1843) (French, Paperback): Francis Bacon Oeuvres de Bacon. 1e S r. ( d.1843) (French, Paperback)
Francis Bacon
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Oeuvres de Bacon (�d.1843) (French, Paperback): Francis Bacon Oeuvres de Bacon (�d.1843) (French, Paperback)
Francis Bacon
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Bacon: Selected Philosophical Works (Hardcover): Francis Bacon Bacon: Selected Philosophical Works (Hardcover)
Francis Bacon; Edited by Rose-Mary Sargent
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The most comprehensive collection available in paperback of Bacon's philosophical and scientific writings, this volume offers Bacon's major works in their entirety, or in substantive selections, revised from the classic 19th century editions of Spedding, Ellis, and Heath. Selections from some of 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. Each work has a separate brief introduction indicating the major themes developed. In her general Introduction, Sargent gives a biographical sketch of Bacon's early life, education, and legal career, discusses the major components of his philosophical project, and traces his influence on subsequent natural philosophy. In addition, she looks at the primarily negative evaluations of Bacon's methodological writings by philosophers of science in the first half of the twentieth century, the reassessments of his works that took place as the influence of logical empiricism declined, and the current revival of interest in Bacon that coincides with the focus on experimental practice today. A bibliography and index complete the text.

New Atlantis and The Great Instauration (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Francis Bacon New Atlantis and The Great Instauration (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Francis Bacon; Edited by Jerry Weinberger
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This richly annotated second edition of the now-classic pairing of Bacon s masterpieces, New Atlantis and The Great Instauration features the addition of other works by Bacon, including The Idols of the Mind, Of Unity in Religion and Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates, as well a Summary of the each work and Questions for the reader. S * Includes works new to the second edition, including The Idols of the Mind, Of Unity in Religion, and Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates * Updates the layout of the previous edition with a more generous interior design, making this work more student-friendly and easier to navigate in the classroom * Each work is introduced and subsequently discussed, revealing the importance of Bacon s work to his contemporaries as well as to modern readers * Includes a comprehensive introduction and annotations throughout the text; as well as an appendix of Principal Dates in the Life of Sir Francis Bacon; a selected bibliography; and synopses and questions to accompany each work

Bacon: Selected Philosophical Works (Paperback): Francis Bacon Bacon: Selected Philosophical Works (Paperback)
Francis Bacon; Edited by Rose-Mary Sargent
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The most comprehensive collection available in paperback of Bacon's philosophical and scientific writings, this volume offers Bacon's major works in their entirety, or in substantive selections, revised from the classic 19th century editions of Spedding, Ellis, and Heath. Selections from some of 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. Each work has a separate brief introduction indicating the major themes developed. In her general Introduction, Sargent gives a biographical sketch of Bacon's early life, education, and legal career, discusses the major components of his philosophical project, and traces his influence on subsequent natural philosophy. In addition, she looks at the primarily negative evaluations of Bacon's methodological writings by philosophers of science in the first half of the twentieth century, the reassessments of his works that took place as the influence of logical empiricism declined, and the current revival of interest in Bacon that coincides with the focus on experimental practice today. A bibliography and index complete the text.

The Two Books of Francis Bacon (Hardcover): Thomas Markby Francis Bacon The Two Books of Francis Bacon (Hardcover)
Thomas Markby Francis Bacon
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The Works of Francis Bacon; Volume XV (Paperback): Francis Bacon The Works of Francis Bacon; Volume XV (Paperback)
Francis Bacon
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The Two Books of Francis Bacon (Paperback): Thomas Markby Francis Bacon The Two Books of Francis Bacon (Paperback)
Thomas Markby Francis Bacon
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Direct-Current Machine Design - Being Instructions for the Design of Motors and Generators (Paperback): Francis Bacon Crocker Direct-Current Machine Design - Being Instructions for the Design of Motors and Generators (Paperback)
Francis Bacon Crocker
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Works (Hardcover): Francis Bacon Works (Hardcover)
Francis Bacon
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Direct-Current Machine Design - Being Instructions for the Design of Motors and Generators (Hardcover): Francis Bacon Crocker Direct-Current Machine Design - Being Instructions for the Design of Motors and Generators (Hardcover)
Francis Bacon Crocker
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The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon Including All His Occasional Works; Volume III (Hardcover): Francis Bacon The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon Including All His Occasional Works; Volume III (Hardcover)
Francis Bacon
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