Essays

Woodward & Company
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Woodward & Company
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Dec 31, 1893
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319
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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)


* 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


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CONTENTS:


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


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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE ATLANTIS COLLECTION - 6 Books About The Mythical Lost World: Plato’s Original Myth + The Lost Continent + The Story of Atlantis + The Antedeluvian World + New Atlantis” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Original Myth of Atlantis (Plato) Timaeus Critias New Atlantis (Francis Bacon) Atlantis: The Antedeluvian World (Ignatius Donnelly) The Lost Continent (C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne) The Story of Atlantis (William Scott-Elliot) Atlantis ("island of Atlas") is a mystical island mentioned within an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato's works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges "Ancient Athens". Plato's indications of the time of the events—more than 9,000 years before his day, and the alleged location of Atlantis—"beyond the Pillars of Hercules", has led to much scientific speculation. As a consequence, Atlantis has become a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost civilizations. At the end of the story, Atlantis eventually falls out of favor with the gods and famously submerges into the Atlantic Ocean. Despite its secondary importance in Plato's work, the Atlantis story has had a considerable impact on literature. The allegorical aspect of Atlantis was taken up in utopian works of several Renaissance writers, such as Francis Bacon's New Atlantis. On the other hand, 19th-century scholars interpreted Plato's account as historical tradition, most notably in Ignatius L. Donnelly's Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. Many of his theories are the source of many modern-day concepts about Atlantis, including these: the civilization and technology beyond its time, the origins of all present races and civilizations, and a civil war between good and evil. Much of Donnelly's scholarship, especially with regard to Atlantis as an explanation for similarities between ancient civilizations of the Old and New Worlds.
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