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Bacon's Essays, and Wisdom of the Ancients

By Francis Bacon
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Regarded by many as the most comprehensive anthology of all time, ‘The Harvard Classics’ was first published in 1909 under the supervision of the Harvard president Charles W. Eliot. An esteemed academic, Eliot had argued that the elements of a liberal education could be gained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. The publisher P. F. Collier challenged Eliot to make good on this statement and ‘Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf’ was the result. Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’, offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the ‘The Harvard Classics’ comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete anthology, with Eliot’s original introductions, numerous illustrations, rare texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to life and works of the authors featured in the anthology * All 51 volumes of ‘The Harvard Classics’ * Eliot’s original concise introductions * Eliot’s general introduction to the anthology (Volume 50) * The complete 20 volume edition of ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’ * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Major works include the original illustrations that accompanied the text * Easily locate the chapters and sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Precise arrangement of texts into the original anthology order * A veritable digital library comprised in a single eBook! Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see the full contents - too many titles to list fully here. CONTENTS: Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN Vol. 2. PLATO, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS Vol. 3. BACON, MILTON’S PROSE, THOS. BROWNE Vol. 4. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON Vol. 5. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON Vol. 6. POEMS AND SONGS, BURNS Vol. 7. CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE, IMITATION OF CHRIST Vol. 8. NINE GREEK DRAMAS Vol. 9. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY Vol. 10. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH Vol. 11. ORIGIN OF SPECIES, DARWIN Vol. 12. PLUTARCH’S LIVES Vol. 13. AENEID, VIRGIL Vol. 14. DON QUIXOTE, PART 1, CERVANTES Vol. 15. PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, DONNE & HERBERT, BUNYAN, WALTON Vol. 16. THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Vol. 17. FOLKLORE AND FABLE, AESOP, GRIMM, ANDERSON Vol. 18. MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA Vol. 19. FAUST, EGMONT, ETC. DOCTOR FAUSTUS, GOETHE, MARLOWE Vol. 20. THE DIVINE COMEDY, DANTE Vol. 21. I PROMESSI SPOSI, MANZONI Vol. 22. THE ODYSSEY, HOMER Vol. 23. TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, DANA Vol. 24. ON THE SUBLIME, FRENCH REVOLUTION, ETC., BURKE Vol. 25. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, ETC., ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES, J.S. MILL, T. CARLYLE Vol. 26. CONTINENTAL DRAMA Vol. 27. ENGLISH ESSAYS: SIDNEY TO MACAULAY Vol. 28. ESSAYS: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN Vol. 29. VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, DARWIN Vol. 30. FARADAY, HELMHOLTZ, KELVIN, NEWCOMB, ETC Vol. 31. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BENVENUTO CELLINI Vol. 32. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS Vol. 33. VOYAGES AND TRAVELS Vol. 34. FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS Vol. 35. CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE Vol. 36. MACHIAVELLI, MORE, LUTHER Vol. 37. LOCKE, BERKELEY, HUME Vol. 38. HARVEY, JENNER, LISTER, PASTEUR Vol. 39. PREFACES AND PROLOGUES Vol. 40. ENGLISH POETRY 1 Vol. 41. ENGLISH POETRY 2 Vol. 42. ENGLISH POETRY 3 Vol. 43. AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS Vol. 44. SACRED WRITINGS 1 Vol. 45. SACRED WRITINGS 2 Vol. 46. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 1 Vol. 47. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 2 Vol. 48. THOUGHTS AND MINOR WORKS, PASCAL Vol. 49. EPIC AND SAGA Vol. 50. INTRODUCTION AND READER’S GUIDE Vol. 51. LECTURES The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction 20 Volumes: FIELDING to TURGENEV

Models of the History of Philosophy: From its Origins in the Renaissance to the ‘Historia Philosophica’

By Giovanni Santinello
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9401581819
  • Total of Pages : 500
  • Category : Philosophy
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Models of the History of Philosophy. From its Origins in the Renaissance to the `Historia philosophica' (a translation of a work published in 1981 in Italian - the bibliography has been updated) gives a comprehensive description of the various forms and approaches in the literature of the history of philosophy from the fifteenth to the middle of the seventeenth century. Several traditions are described, from the well known `prisca theologia' and `perennis philosophia' traditions of Marsilio Ficino and Augustino Steuco, which claimed that the Greeks got their philosophy from the East, to the unknown influence of Scepticism on the history of philosophy by the recovery of Sextus Empiricus, and the German Protestant critical attack on Greek philosophy as Atheistic which was the tradition of the history of philosophy out of which Leibniz developed. Each individual historian of philosophy is given a separate entry which includes a biography, a complete bibliography of his works, a description of his history of philosophy and ends with both an assessment of his reputation during his own time and a complete listing of recent literature on him. As a result the substantial variety in the way the history of philosophy was written and, with it, an overview of the way western civilization developed is described in detail for the first time. For university history of literature, history of culture, history of religion and history of philosophy classes. The book can be used both for undergraduate courses (for specific reading assignments) and as background material for graduate courses. The bibliography provides important aids to many topics which have previously been almost inaccessible.

Early Origins of the Social Sciences

By Lynn McDonald
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0773564322
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Social Science
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Against these contentions she shows, for example, that women social thinkers have been active in every age since the sixteenth century. McDonald presents these women's work as evidence of the way in which the empirical social sciences have been employed by social reformers, including advocates for the equality of women, to challenge the state and those in authority. She argues as well that Weber's "interpretative sociology" has been misinterpreted, citing his extensive, but usually ignored, quantitative work. Despite the supposed opposition of interpretative and mainstream sociology, McDonald maintains that many of the founders of the discipline explored both. Covering the important eras in the development of the social sciences, she deals with the early Greeks, the seventeenth-century emergence of the scientific method (especially Bacon, Descartes, and Locke), the French Enlightenment, (especially Voltaire, Diderot, Condorcet, and Germaine de Staël), and British moral philosophy (especially Hume, Smith, and Catharine Macauley). From the nineteenth century she includes figures such as Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Quetelet, Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale, J.S. Mill, Harriet Taylor Mill, and Beatrice Webb.

Novum Organum; Or, True Suggestions for the Interpretation of Nature

By Francis Bacon
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 365
  • Category : Science
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"Novum Organum; Or, True Suggestions for the Interpretation of Nature" by Francis Bacon. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.