The Major Works

Author: Francis Bacon,Brian Vickers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840813

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 813

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together an extensive collection of Bacon's writing - the major prose in full, together with sixteen other pieces not otherwise available - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Although he had a distinguished career as a lawyer and statesman, Francis Bacon's lifelong goal was to improve and extend human knowledge. In The Advancement of Learning (1605) he made a brilliant critique of the deficiencies of previous systems of thought and proposed improvements to knowledge in every area of human life. He conceived the Essays (1597, much enlarged in 1625) as a study of the formative influences on human behaviour, psychological and social. In The New Atlantis (1626) he outlined his plan for a scientific research institute in the form of a Utopian fable. In addition to these major English works this edition includes 'Of Tribute', an important early work here printed complete for the first time, and a revealing selection of his legal and political writings, together with his poetry. A special feature of the edition is its extensive annotation which identifies Bacon's sources and allusions, and glosses his vocabulary.
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Francis Bacon

The Major Works

Author: Francis Bacon

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199540792

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 864

View: 7039

This authoritative edition was first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It includes The Advancement of Learning, the Essays, and New Atlantis as well as other texts, in modernized spelling and with generous annotation.
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Introducing Empiricism

A Graphic Guide

Author: Dave Robinson

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1785780174

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Our knowledge comes primarily from experience – what our senses tell us. But is experience really what it seems? The experimental breakthroughs in 17th-century science of Kepler, Galileo and Newton informed the great British empiricist tradition, which accepts a ‘common-sense’ view of the world – and yet concludes that all we can ever know are ‘ideas’. Dave Robinson, with the aid of Bill Mayblin’s brilliant illustrations, outlines the arguments of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, J.S. Mill, Bertrand Russell and the last British empiricist, A.J. Ayer. They also explore criticisms of empiricism in the work of Kant, Wittgenstein, Karl Popper and others, providing a unique overview of this compelling area of philosophy.
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Palliative Care

The 400-Year Quest for a Good Death

Author: Harold Y. Vanderpool

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476619719

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 5982

The long history of medical care for the dying has largely been neglected. It began in 1605 when physicians were challenged to enable persons to die peacefully. Today it includes palliation of oppressive symptoms, emotional and psychological care, and respect for the wishes and cultural backgrounds of patients and families. Especially since the 1990s, it embraces symptom-easing palliation for patients with severe life-limiting and chronic illnesses. Providing a detailed picture of contemporary palliative care, this book chronicles four centuries of the quest for a good death, covering the fight against futile end-of-life treatments, the history of life-extending treatments and technologies, the roles of nurses, the liberation of the dying from isolation in hospitals and hard-won victories to secure patients’ right to choose.
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The Shakespeare conspiracies

untangling a 400 year web of myth and deceit

Author: Brian McClinton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954390679

Category: Drama

Page: 470

View: 1196

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Der Prophet

Author: Khalil Gibran

Publisher: Verlag Hans Schiler

ISBN: 9783899300840

Category:

Page: 77

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Das wichtigste Werk der arabischen Literatur des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts in völlig neuer Übersetzung aus dem englischen Original.
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Three Early Modern Utopias

Thomas More: Utopia / Francis Bacon: New Atlantis / Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines

Author: Thomas More,Susan Bruce

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192838857

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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A unique edition of three early modern utopian texts, using a contemporary translation of More's Utopia and examining the Renaissance world view as shown by these writers. The edition includes the illustrative material that accompanied early editions of Utopia, full chronologies of the authors, notes, and glossary. - ;Thomas More: Utopia/ Francis Bacon: New Atlantis/Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is. His Utopia is at once a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a playful text. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia. Utopia was only one of many early modern treatments of other worlds. This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives. New Atlantis (1627) offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), a precursor of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, engages with some of the sexual, racial, and colonialist anxieties of the end of the early modern period. Together these texts illustrate the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put. -
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Mächtige Worte

antike Rhetorik und europäische Literatur

Author: Brian Vickers

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825811913

Category: Rhetoric

Page: 213

View: 1632

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Bekenntnisse eines Ichmenschen

Author: Stendhal

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849636704

Category:

Page: 592

View: 9950

Stendhals posthum erschienene Autobiografie enthält seine gesammelten Selbstbiographien, Tagebücher und Nekrologe, hauptsächlich aus den Jahren 1812 bis 1832.
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The Seventeenth - Century Literature Handbook

Author: Marshall Grossman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390117

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

View: 2795

The Seventeenth Century Handbook provides the undergraduate with a succinct account of the century’s events, along with an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time. Provides a coherent narrative of the entire century of literary history as well as an easy-to-use guide to the principal literary works and figures Offers an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time Describes the continuities as well as the radical changes in this century of civil war and reformation Combines a central narrative account of “texts and contexts” with a selection of brief essays on key texts and topics Includes an alphabetical selection of capsule descriptions of important writers
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Lucretius and Shakespeare on the Nature of Things

Author: Richard Allen Shoaf

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443869538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

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Lucretius and Shakespeare on the Nature of Things maps large, new vistas for understanding the relationship between De rerum natura and Shakespeare’s works. In chapters on six important plays across the canon (King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream), it demonstrates that Shakespeare articulates his erotics of being, his “great creating nature” (The Winter’s Tale), by drawing on imagery he learned from Ovid and other classical poets, but especially from Lucretius, in his powerful epic that celebrates Venus and her endless creativity. Responding to Lucretius’s widely admired Latinity in his exposition of the life of man in nature, Shakespeare emerges as an early modern materialist who writes poetry that is effectively “atomic,” marked (as we might say today) by fission (hendiadys, for example) and fusion (synoeciosis, for example), joining and splitting, splitting and joining language and character as no other poet has ever done – To give away yourself keeps yourself still; My grave is like to be my wedding bed; I begin/To doubt the equivocation of the fiend/That lies like truth. Readers of Shoaf’s book will encounter anew, through both fresh evidence and close reading, Shakespeare’s universally acknowledged commitment to the art of nature and the nature of art. With Lucretius’s poetry as inspiration, Shakespeare becomes the poet of the material, both in art and in nature, immensely creative with his dædala lingua like dædala natura – his wonder-crafting tongue like wonder-working nature.
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Gespräche mit Francis Bacon

Author: David Sylvester,Francis Bacon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791342726

Category:

Page: 219

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The History of the English People 1000-1154

Author: Henry of Huntingdon,Diana Greenway

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199554805

Category: History

Page: 208

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Henry of Huntingdon's narrative covers one of the most exciting and bloody periods in English history: the Norman Conquest and its aftermath. He tells of the decline of the Old English kingdom, the victory of the Normans at the Battle of Hastings, and the establishment of Norman rule. His accounts of the kings who reigned during his lifetime--William II, Henry I, and Stephen--contain unique descriptions of people and events. Henry tells how promiscuity, greed, treachery, and cruelty produced a series of disasters, rebellions, and wars. Interwoven with memorable and vivid battle-scenes are anecdotes of court life, the death and murder of nobles, and the first written record of Cnut and the waves and the death of Henry I from a surfeit of lampreys. Diana Greenway's translation of her definitive Latin text has been revised for this edition. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Complete Letters

Author: Pliny the Younger

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 380

View: 439

"In the introduction to his new translation, P. G. Walsh examines the background to these often intimate and enthralling letters."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640

Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199580685

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 7497

The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640 is the only available overview of early modern English prose writing. It considers the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, and also analyses the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period.
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The Oxford Shakespeare

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199536122

Category: Drama

Page: 272

View: 7357

The most famous of Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Julius Caesar was written and first performed in 1599, and was apparently one the plays his contemporaries enjoyed most. Recounting the death of Caesar on the steps of the Senate house, the play offers some of Shakespeare's finest scenes: Antony's skillful speech at Caesar's funeral, and the quarrel and reconciliation between Brutus and Cassius with the news of Portia's death. This edition includes a fresh consideration of the play's date and its place in the Shakespeare canon and examines how Shakespeare reshaped his sources (primarily North's translation of Plutarch's Lives).
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