The Major Works


Author: Francis Bacon,Brian Vickers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192840813
Category: Literary Collections
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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together an extensive collection of Bacon's writing - the major prose in full, together with sixteen other pieces not otherwise available - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Although he had a distinguished career as a lawyer and statesman, Francis Bacon's lifelong goal was to improve and extend human knowledge. In The Advancement of Learning (1605) he made a brilliant critique of the deficiencies of previous systems of thought and proposed improvements to knowledge in every area of human life. He conceived the Essays (1597, much enlarged in 1625) as a study of the formative influences on human behaviour, psychological and social. In The New Atlantis (1626) he outlined his plan for a scientific research institute in the form of a Utopian fable. In addition to these major English works this edition includes 'Of Tribute', an important early work here printed complete for the first time, and a revealing selection of his legal and political writings, together with his poetry. A special feature of the edition is its extensive annotation which identifies Bacon's sources and allusions, and glosses his vocabulary.

Francis Bacon

The Major Works
Author: Francis Bacon
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199540792
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 864
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This authoritative edition was first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It includes The Advancement of Learning, the Essays, and New Atlantis as well as other texts, in modernized spelling and with generous annotation.

Introducing Empiricism

A Graphic Guide
Author: Dave Robinson
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1785780174
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
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Our knowledge comes primarily from experience – what our senses tell us. But is experience really what it seems? The experimental breakthroughs in 17th-century science of Kepler, Galileo and Newton informed the great British empiricist tradition, which accepts a ‘common-sense’ view of the world – and yet concludes that all we can ever know are ‘ideas’. Dave Robinson, with the aid of Bill Mayblin’s brilliant illustrations, outlines the arguments of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, J.S. Mill, Bertrand Russell and the last British empiricist, A.J. Ayer. They also explore criticisms of empiricism in the work of Kant, Wittgenstein, Karl Popper and others, providing a unique overview of this compelling area of philosophy.

Palliative Care

The 400-Year Quest for a Good Death
Author: Harold Y. Vanderpool
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476619719
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 280
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The long history of medical care for the dying has largely been neglected. It began in 1605 when physicians were challenged to enable persons to die peacefully. Today it includes palliation of oppressive symptoms, emotional and psychological care, and respect for the wishes and cultural backgrounds of patients and families. Especially since the 1990s, it embraces symptom-easing palliation for patients with severe life-limiting and chronic illnesses. Providing a detailed picture of contemporary palliative care, this book chronicles four centuries of the quest for a good death, covering the fight against futile end-of-life treatments, the history of life-extending treatments and technologies, the roles of nurses, the liberation of the dying from isolation in hospitals and hard-won victories to secure patients’ right to choose.

Große Erneuerung der Wissenschaften

Neues Organon
Author: Francis Bacon
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843025614
Category: Philosophy
Page: 252
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Francis Bacon: Große Erneuerung der Wissenschaften. Neues Organon Von der ursprünglich auf sechs Teile geplanten Abhandlung hat Bacon nur den ersten und größere Abschnitte des zweiten und dritten Teils publiziert. Als erstes erschienen die zwei Bücher des zweiten Teils unter dem Titel »Instauratio Magna. Novum Organum, sive Indicia vera de interpretatione naturae«, London 1620. Die erste deutsche Übersetzung durch G. W. Bartoldy erschien unter dem Titel »Neues Organon«, Berlin 1793. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Julius Heinrich von Kirchmann von 1870. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Franz Bacon's Neues Organon. Übersetzt, erläutert und mit einer Lebensbeschreibung des Verfassers versehen von J. H. von Kirchmann, Berlin: L. Heimann, 1870 (Philosophische Bibliothek, Bd. 32). Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Three Early Modern Utopias

Thomas More: Utopia / Francis Bacon: New Atlantis / Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines
Author: Thomas More,Susan Bruce
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192838857
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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A unique edition of three early modern utopian texts, using a contemporary translation of More's Utopia and examining the Renaissance world view as shown by these writers. The edition includes the illustrative material that accompanied early editions of Utopia, full chronologies of the authors, notes, and glossary. - ;Thomas More: Utopia/ Francis Bacon: New Atlantis/Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is. His Utopia is at once a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a playful text. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia. Utopia was only one of many early modern treatments of other worlds. This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives. New Atlantis (1627) offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), a precursor of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, engages with some of the sexual, racial, and colonialist anxieties of the end of the early modern period. Together these texts illustrate the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put. -

Mächtige Worte

antike Rhetorik und europäische Literatur
Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825811913
Category: Rhetoric
Page: 213
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Bekenntnisse eines Ichmenschen


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849636704
Category:
Page: 592
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Stendhals posthum erschienene Autobiografie enthält seine gesammelten Selbstbiographien, Tagebücher und Nekrologe, hauptsächlich aus den Jahren 1812 bis 1832.

Ritter Harolds Pilgerfahrt


Author: George Gordon Byron
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954556405
Category: Poetry
Page: 288
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Lord Byron (1788-1824) veröffentlichte das epische Gedicht »Childe Harold's Pilgrimage« (Originaltitel) zwischen 1812 und 1818. Das in vier Gesänge gegliederte Langgedicht, in dessen Titelfigur sich der Autor selbst porträtiert hat, ist weniger eine Ritterromanze als eine Art Reisetagebuch, in dem das antike Italien, Albanien und Griechenland, aber auch das von der napoleonische Invasion verwüstetete Spanien und Portugal beschworen werden. Ein umfangreicher Anhang des Autors erläutert die historischen und künstlerischen Bezüge des Gedichts.

The Seventeenth - Century Literature Handbook


Author: Marshall Grossman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390117
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 392
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The Seventeenth Century Handbook provides the undergraduate with a succinct account of the century’s events, along with an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time. Provides a coherent narrative of the entire century of literary history as well as an easy-to-use guide to the principal literary works and figures Offers an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time Describes the continuities as well as the radical changes in this century of civil war and reformation Combines a central narrative account of “texts and contexts” with a selection of brief essays on key texts and topics Includes an alphabetical selection of capsule descriptions of important writers

Lucretius and Shakespeare on the Nature of Things


Author: Richard Allen Shoaf
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443869538
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 165
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Lucretius and Shakespeare on the Nature of Things maps large, new vistas for understanding the relationship between De rerum natura and Shakespeare’s works. In chapters on six important plays across the canon (King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream), it demonstrates that Shakespeare articulates his erotics of being, his “great creating nature” (The Winter’s Tale), by drawing on imagery he learned from Ovid and other classical poets, but especially from Lucretius, in his powerful epic that celebrates Venus and her endless creativity. Responding to Lucretius’s widely admired Latinity in his exposition of the life of man in nature, Shakespeare emerges as an early modern materialist who writes poetry that is effectively “atomic,” marked (as we might say today) by fission (hendiadys, for example) and fusion (synoeciosis, for example), joining and splitting, splitting and joining language and character as no other poet has ever done – To give away yourself keeps yourself still; My grave is like to be my wedding bed; I begin/To doubt the equivocation of the fiend/That lies like truth. Readers of Shoaf’s book will encounter anew, through both fresh evidence and close reading, Shakespeare’s universally acknowledged commitment to the art of nature and the nature of art. With Lucretius’s poetry as inspiration, Shakespeare becomes the poet of the material, both in art and in nature, immensely creative with his dædala lingua like dædala natura – his wonder-crafting tongue like wonder-working nature.

The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640


Author: Andrew Hadfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199580685
Category: History
Page: 744
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The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640 is the only available overview of early modern English prose writing. It considers the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, and also analyses the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period.