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Francis Bacon

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Francis Bacon was born in London in 1561. A powerful member of Parliament and lord chancellor under King James I, he was among the first of the English philosophers. He died in 1626.

Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz professor of zoology and professor of geology at Harvard and the Vincent Astor visiting professor of biology at New York University. Recent books include Full House, Dinosaur in a Haystack, and Questioning the Millennium. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City.

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The Advancement of Learning

Written by Francis Bacon
Series edited by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: Trade Paperback, 254 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $15.00

Francis Bacon, lawyer, statesman, and philosopher, remains one of the most effectual thinkers in European intellectual history. We can trace his influence from Kant in the 1700s to Darwin a century later. The Advancement of Learning, first published in 1605, contains an unprecedented and thorough systematization of the whole range of... Read more >
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The Advancement of Learning

Written by Francis Bacon


Format: eBook, 254 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

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