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Oxford Francis Bacon Volume XI : The Instauratio Magna Part II: Novum Organum and Associated Texts - Graham Rees

Oxford Francis Bacon Volume XI

The Instauratio Magna Part II: Novum Organum and Associated Texts

By: Graham Rees (Editor)

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Volume XI of The Oxford Francis Bacon comprises the first new critical edition of Bacon's most important philosophical work, the Novum Organum, for a hundred years. One of the foundation documents of early-modern philosophy, Novum Organum is edited in accordance with modern textual-critical principles for the first time. Graham Rees presents the only edition ever to include the original Latin text with a brand new, facing-page translation, and a thorough Introduction and detailed commentary of the text. The edition represents a major step towards the reinstatement of Bacon as a central figure in the history of early-modern philosophy, and will be essential reading for anyone studying the history of science and ideas in the seventeenth-century.

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The work has been printed with care and it is a handsome and dignified-looking hardback. Daniel Spelda, Acta Comeniana extremely useful both for the specialist reader and for the beginning student of Baconian thought. Silvia Manzo, Cambridge University Press Rees's translation of Novum organum supplies a long-felt need for a scholarly edition of this work ... meticulous attention to detail, judicious scholarship, humor, and a deep understanding of the richness and complexity of Bacon's natural philosophy. Sophie Weeks, Sixteenth Century Journal

INTRODUCTION The Novum Organum in Context The Novum Organum and Related Texts THE TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS THE COMMENTARIES APPENDICES

ISBN: 9780199247929
ISBN-10: 0199247927
Series: The Oxford Francis Bacon
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 766
Published: 1st March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.4  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 1.12