OFB IV: Advancement of Learning

OFB IVThe Oxford Francis Bacon IV:
The Advancement of Learning

Ed. by Michael Kiernan

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.


1 Advancement of Learning (Nov. 1605) AL

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The Oxford Francis Bacon IV: The Advancement of Learning, ed. by Michael Kiernan (Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 506. ISBN: 978-0-19-812348-4.