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Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)
De augmentis scientiarum.
Of the advancement and proficience of learning: or, The partitions of sciences…
Oxford : Printed by Leon. Lichfield, for Rob. Young, & Ed. Forrest, 1640.

Image from Bacon's Of the advancement and proficience of learning

The Advancement of Learning was first published in 1605, and it is one of the classics of early modern natural philosophy, offering a fundamental reassessment of the Aristotelian heritage and proposing a new methodological approach. It was as influential in continental Europe as it was in Britain, and was lauded as a model not just for the Royal Society but for French and Italian academies.

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