The Advancement of Learning (Oxford Edition)

The Advancement of Learning (Oxford Edition)

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by Francis Bacon
     
 

This seminal philosophical treatise, originally penned in 1605 and considered the first major philosophical work written in English, also offers the first description of science as a tool to improve the human condition. This breakthrough work of the English Renaissance hailed new times and new possibilities for the human species. Bacon catalogs the current state of… See more details below

Overview

This seminal philosophical treatise, originally penned in 1605 and considered the first major philosophical work written in English, also offers the first description of science as a tool to improve the human condition. This breakthrough work of the English Renaissance hailed new times and new possibilities for the human species. Bacon catalogs the current state of learning, the obstacles to its progress, and his own plans for its revitalization. Newly designed and reset as an inexpensive paperback, this edition makes available a work that has significantly defined the modern era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198123484
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Francis Bacon Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kiernan is Associate Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University, and editor of Francis Bacon: Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall (OUP/Harvard, 1985) to be reissued as Volume XV of OFB, 2000.

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