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The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon : Cambridge Library Collection: Physical Sciences (Paperback) - John Henry Bridges

The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon

Cambridge Library Collection: Physical Sciences (Paperback)


Published: 1st July 2010
Language: Latin
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Roger Bacon, the medieval natural philosopher who broke new ground in promoting scientific method, produced the encyclopedic Opus Majus or 'Greater Work' in the mid-thirteenth century. This 1897 publication in two volumes was the first complete edition of the work to appear in print. Written at the request of Pope Clement IV, the Opus Majus is the most significant and most influential of Bacon's works, containing his observations of the natural world and theories on knowledge acquisition. Bacon's text appears in the original Latin, and Bridges includes a substantial introduction and brief analysis of each chapter in English, as well as extensive footnotes and an analytical table to aid the reader. Volume 1 contains the first four parts of Bacon's treatise with sections on 'Wisdom and Truth', 'The connection of Philosophy with Theology', 'The Study of Language', and 'Mathematical Science'.

Part I. The Four General Causes of Human Ignorance; Part II. The Connexion of Philosophy with Theology; Part III. The Study of Language; Part IV. Mathematical Science.

ISBN: 9781108014427
ISBN-10: 1108014429
Series: Cambridge Library Collection: Physical Sciences (Paperback) : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: Latin
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st July 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.12
Weight (kg): 0.69