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Bacon, Francis. (2000) The Oxford Francis Bacon IV: Advancement of Learning. Oxford University Press.

Title The Oxford Francis Bacon IV: Advancement of Learning
Resource Type book
Author(s) Francis Bacon
Year 2000
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780198123484


This is the first critical edition since the nineteenth century of Bacon’s principal philosophical work in English, The Twoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the proficience and advancement of Learning, divine and humane – traditionally known as The Advancement of Learning. This authoritative critical edition is based upon the collation and analysis of the original editions. Its comprehensive introduction examines Bacon’s appraisal of the current state of learning and his efforts to involve his contemporaries in his programme to reform and advance learning. Extensive commentary explores Bacon’s sources and early modern contexts for Bacon’s most important philosophical work in English.