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Novum Organum

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ISBN 0-8126-9245-4


364 pages


Novum Organum

Francis Bacon
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."


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