, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 149-153
Date: 11 Oct 2012

The Vickers key to Bacon’s (English) works

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Although this volume is titled The Major Works, the only representatives of Bacon’s natural philosophy are the Advancement of Learning and New Atlantis. In his prefatory remarks, Vickers explains that he had originally “intended to include many of his scientific works, which formed the basis of his fame in the seventeenth century” (v). Because this volume is part of the Oxford World’s Classics series that is devoted to literary works and the use of lengthy annotations to clarify the text, however, Vickers encountered a problem with works such as the Novum Organum that were published in Latin and inconsistently translated in the nineteenth century edition by Spedding, Ellis, and Heath (1859–1860).

Citations to the Vickers volume are given by page number. References to works not included in that edition are given by volume and page number from The Works of Francis Bacon, ed. James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, and Douglas Denon Heath. London, 1859–1860. References to the Novum Organum al ...