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Francis Bacon

Philosopher, Government (22-Jan-1561 — 9-Apr-1626)


E. A. Abbott. Francis Bacon: An Account of His Life and Work. London: Macmillan and Co.. 1885. 508pp.

Fulton H. Anderson. The Philosophy of Francis Bacon: The First Systematic Treatment of All Bacon's Philosophic Works. University of Chicago Press. 1948. 312pp.

Fulton H. Anderson. Francis Bacon: His Career and His Thought. New York: University of Southern California Press. 1962. 367pp.

Bryan Bevan. The Real Francis Bacon: A Biography. London: Centaur Press. 1960. 303pp.

Catherine Drinker Bowen. Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little Brown. 1963. 245pp.

C. D. Broad. The Philosophy of Francis Bacon: An Address delivered at Cambridge on the Occasion of the Bacon Tercentenary, 5 October 1926. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 1926. 67pp.

J. G. Crowther. Francis Bacon: The First Statesman of Science. London: Cresset Press. 1960. 362pp.

Benjamin Farrington. Francis Bacon: Philosopher of Industrial Science. New York: Henry Schuman. 1949. 202pp.

Kuno Fischer. Translated by John Oxenford. Francis Bacon of Verulam: Realistic Philosophy and Its Age. London: Longmann. 1857. 508pp.

Stephen Gaukroger. Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 2001. 249pp.

Adwin Wigfall Green. Sir Francis Bacon: His Life and Works. Denver: Alan Swallow. 1952.

Adwin Wigfall Green. Sir Francis Bacon. Twayne. 1966. 200pp.

Lisa Jardine. Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse. Cambridge University Press. 1974. 267pp.

Lisa Jardine; Alan Stewart. Hostage to Fortune: The Troubled Life of Francis Bacon. London: Victor Gollancz. 1998. 637pp.

Laurence Lampert. Nietzsche and Modern Times: A Study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche. Yale University Press. 1993. 490pp.

Lilo K. Luxembourg. Francis Bacon and Denis Diderot: Philosophers of Science. New York: The Humanities Press. 1967. 127pp.

Paolo Rossi. Translated by Sacha Rabinovitch. Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1968.

James Spedding. An Account of the Life and Times of Francis Bacon. Boston: Houghton Osgood. 1878.

Francis Steegmuller. Sir Francis Bacon: The First Modern Mind. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Doran. 1930. 208pp.

Robert E. Stillman. The New Philosophy and Universal Languages in Seventeenth-Century England: Bacon, Hobbes, and Wilkins. Bucknell University Press. 1995. 359pp.

Brian Vickers. Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose. Cambridge University Press. 1968. 326pp.

Brian Vickers (editor). Essential Articles for the study of Francis Bacon. Hamden, CT: Archon Books. 1968. 323pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.30)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.88)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.17)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.33)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.17)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.71)

  12. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.17-20)

  13. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.77)

  14. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.36)

  15. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.35)

  16. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (p.24)

  17. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.30)

  18. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.26)

  19. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.22)

  20. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.30)

  21. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.45)

  22. Legends in Their Own Time (p.14)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.100)

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