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Publisher:Penguin Classics
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Philosophy, Classics, Essays, Non fiction, Science, History

The Essays by Francis Bacon, John Pitcher

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Essays One of the major political figures of his time Sir Francis Bacon served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in A scholar wit lawyer and statesman he wrote widely on politics philosophy and science declaring early in his career that I have taken all knowledge as my province In this his most famous work he considers a diverse range of subjects such as death and marriage ambition and atheism in prose that is vibrant and rich in Renaissance learning Bacon believed that rhetoric the force of eloquence and persuasion could lead the mind to the pure light of reason and his own rhetorical genius is nowhere better expressed than in these vivid essays

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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 th 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 br br 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 br br A bibliography and index complete the text, Francis Bacon s New Organon published in was revolutionary in its attempt to give formal philosophical shape to a new and rapidly emerging experimental science It challenged the entire edifice of the philosophy and learning of Bacon s time and left its mark on all subsequent discussions of scientific method This volume presents a new translation of the text into modern English by Michael Silverthorne together with an introduction by Lisa Jardine that sets the work in the context of Bacon s scientific and philosophical activities, Classics Club edition, Em Novum Organum ou Verdadeiras Indica es Acerca da Interpreta o da Natureza Bacon apresenta e descreve seu m todo para as ci ncias tentando substituir o Organon aristot lico br Em New Atlantis Bacon apresenta uma utopia com a concep o do Estado ideal regulado por id ias de car ter cient fico