Translated and edited by Peter Urbach and John Gibson
Sir Francis Bacon, hailed as the father of experimental science, conceived of his Novum Organum (or New Organon) as a machine for aiding the reason in establishing truth. This is an entirely new classroom edition of Bacon's pivotal work of 1620, a founding document of empiricism and scientific method. Translated from Bacon's Latin into readable modern English, it is equipped with helpful explanatory notes.
"Its judiciously annotated translations deserve a wider readership . . . the standard by which other translations will be judged."