Major Works

Francis Bacon: The Wisdom of the Ancients

- Francis Bacon: The Wisdom of the Ancients (Dodo Press, 2008).
Publisher’s Review: “Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban (1561-1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and essayist. He is also known as a proponent of the scientific revolution. He was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and… More

Francis Bacon: The New Organon

- Francis Bacon: The New Organon. Edited by Jardine and Silverthorne (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 2000).
Publisher’s Review: “Francis Bacon’s New Organon, published in 1620, was revolutionary in its attempt to give formal philosophical shape to a new and rapidly emerging experimental science. It challenged the entire edifice of the philosophy… More

The History of the Regin of Henry, VII

- The History of the Reign of Henry, VII. Edited by J. Weinberger. (Ithaca: Cornell U. Press, 1996).
Publisher’s Review: “Jerry Weinberger reinterprets Francis Bacon’s History and defines its importance to the rise of modern republicanism, liberalism, and the politics of progress. His introduction describes the background of Bacon’s… More

Francis Bacon: Novum Organon – With Other Parts of the Great Instauration

- Francis Bacon: Novum Organon – With Other Parts of the Great Instauration (Vol 3 Paul Carus Student Editions) (Open Court Publishers, 1994).
Publisher’s Review: “Sir Francis Bacon, hailed as the father of experimental science, conceived his Novum Organum or New Organon as a machine for aiding the reason in establishing truth. This is a new translation from Bacon’s Latin into… More

New Atlantis and the Great Instauration

- New Atlantis and the Great Instauration. Edited by J. Weinberger. Revised edition. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1989.
Publisher’s Review: “A thoroughly revised introduction, new editorial footnotes, and an updated bibliography complete this revised edition of New Atlantis and The Great Instauration. Presented here is the standard nineteenth-century text of… More

Francis Bacon: The Essays

- Francis Bacon: The Essays. Ed. Pitcher (New York: Penguin Press, 1986).
Publisher’s Review: “One of the major political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in 1617. A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman, he wrote… More