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Bacon for Our Time

Bacon for Our Time review essays 144 BACON FOR OUR TIME BRIAN VICKERS School of Advanced Study, London University T HE O XFORD F RANCIS B ACON . Vol. IV. The Advancement of Learning . Edited by Michael Kiernan (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), pp. 420 + ills. £105.00 ISBN 0 19 812348 5 T HE O XFORD F RANCIS B ACON . Vol. XIII. The ‘Instauratio magna’: Last Writings . Edited by Graham Rees (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), pp. 363 + ills. £100.00 ISBN 0 19 818470 0 This edition is in large part a monument to Graham Rees, who has devoted most of his life to the study of Francis Bacon. In 1971 he wrote a doctoral dissertation for the University of Birmingham on Francis Bacon’s Natural Philosophy . In 1975 he published the first of a series of articles outlining what he calls Bacon’s “speculative philosophy,” an element in Bacon’s work which, he claims, has been insufficiently recognized by historians of science. 1 In 1982, according to his own account, he formed the idea for a new edition of Bacon’s writings, and with the help of Lisa Jardine submitted a publishing proposal which Cambridge University Press accepted in March 1986. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early Science and Medicine Brill

Bacon for Our Time

Early Science and Medicine , Volume 9 (2): 144 – Jan 1, 2004

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Brill
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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1383-7427
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1573-3823
DOI
10.1163/1573382041154097
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review essays 144 BACON FOR OUR TIME BRIAN VICKERS School of Advanced Study, London University T HE O XFORD F RANCIS B ACON . Vol. IV. The Advancement of Learning . Edited by Michael Kiernan (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), pp. 420 + ills. £105.00 ISBN 0 19 812348 5 T HE O XFORD F RANCIS B ACON . Vol. XIII. The ‘Instauratio magna’: Last Writings . Edited by Graham Rees (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), pp. 363 + ills. £100.00 ISBN 0 19 818470 0 This edition is in large part a monument to Graham Rees, who has devoted most of his life to the study of Francis Bacon. In 1971 he wrote a doctoral dissertation for the University of Birmingham on Francis Bacon’s Natural Philosophy . In 1975 he published the first of a series of articles outlining what he calls Bacon’s “speculative philosophy,” an element in Bacon’s work which, he claims, has been insufficiently recognized by historians of science. 1 In 1982, according to his own account, he formed the idea for a new edition of Bacon’s writings, and with the help of Lisa Jardine submitted a publishing proposal which Cambridge University Press accepted in March 1986.

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