Francis Bacon

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The father of Empiricism, the Elizabethan philosopher Francis Bacon was an advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. His pioneering works argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon inductive reasoning and careful observation of events in nature. This comprehensive eBook presents Bacon’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bacon’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major texts
* All the major works, with individual contents tables
* Features rare treatises appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Bacon’s contribution to philosophy and the ‘Bacon is Shakespeare’ theory
* Features three biographies – discover Bacon’s intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Books
The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral
The Colours of Good and Evil
Meditationes Sacrae
Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation of Nature
The Advancement and Proficience of Learning Divine and Human
In Felicem Memoriam Elizabethae
De Sapientia Veterum
Instauratio Magna
Novum Organum Scientiarum
History of the Reign of King Henry VII
Translation of Certain Psalms into English Verse
Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History
New Atlantis
Sylva Sylvarvm
Theological Tracts
The Union of the Two Kingdoms of Scotland and England

The Criticism
Bacon is Shake-Speare by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence
Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown by Andrew Lang
Forty Years of Bacon-Shakespeare Folly by John Fiske
The Classification of the Sciences — Francis Bacon by Walter Libby

The Biographies
Bacon by R. W. Church
The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley
Brief Biography: Francis Bacon by Robert Adamson