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The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon

by Roger Bacon

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences Series

The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon Synopsis

Roger Bacon, the medieval natural philosopher who broke new ground in promoting scientific method, produced the encyclopedic Opus Majus or 'Greater Work' in the mid-thirteenth century. This 1897 publication in two volumes was the first complete edition of the work to appear in print. Written at the request of Pope Clement IV, the Opus Majus is the most significant and most influential of Bacon's works, containing his observations of the natural world and theories on knowledge acquisition. Bacon's text appears in the original Latin, and Bridges includes a substantial introduction and brief analysis of each chapter in English, as well as extensive footnotes and an analytical table to aid the reader. Volume 2 contains the last three parts of Bacon's treatise, on Optics, Experimental Science, and Moral Philosophy. This volume also incorporates a later supplement containing additional material and corrections.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108014434
Publication date: 1st July 2010
Author: Roger Bacon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 784 pages
Categories: Philosophy of science,

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