Novum Organum Scientiarum. Editio Secunda Multi pertransibunt & augebitur scientia.
Amstelaedami, Sumptibus Joannis Ravesteinij, 1660. 12mo. W. engr. front. [*1]. Nice contemp. full vellum, .. [*, A - R12; H4 signed G4, R11, R12 blank]. (II [front., verso?], XXI, I (blank?), 1 - 393, 394 - 404 [catalogue of books] pp.). (erratic pagination: 208 for 108; 179 for 279; 181 for 281; 159 for 359). R.W. Gibson Bacon Biblography , item 106: DSB vol. I, pp. 372 - 377. Francis Bacon [1561 - 1626], philosophy of science. '... his place in the history of science rests chiefly upon his natural philosophy, his philosophy of scientific method, his projects for the practical organization of science, and the infleunce of all of these upon the science of the later 17th century. ... his principal publications in these areas were The Advancement of Learning , expaned an latinized as De augmentis scientiarum ; De sapientia veterum ; Novum Organum [1620; and Sylva sylvarum and New Atlantis . ... Although Bacon was a contemporary of William Gilbert, Galileo, Johannes Kepler, and William Harvey, he was curiously isolated from the scientific developments with which they were associated. His knowledge of and contribution to the natural sciences were almost entirely literary; ... most of Bacon's comments on both his scientific contemporaries and his philosophical predecessors are critical... Bacon's closest associations with contemporary science were with atomism and with the Renaissance tradition of natural magic.': 'Novum Organum' is in fact Bacon's second part of his projected 'Great Instauration', a description of his ideas and method behind his natural philosophy, foreshadowed in his 1603 'Valerius terminus'. Thorndike, vol. VII, Ch. 4 mainly, but many references in vol. 7 & 8. PMM, comp. 119 ['Instauratio', 1620] As a philospher Bacon greatly influenced Locke, also Leibniz, Huygens and Robert Boyle. Furthermore the 'encyclopédistes', and Voltaire, who called him 'le père de la philosophie experimentale': : Olschki, comp. vol. 9, 13123a [ed. 1650 Leiden]: Caillet, vol. I, p. 86 - 89 [various eds. and transl.]: Willems, 1695:
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