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B A C O N ; HIS WRITINGS, AND HIS PHILOSOPHY.

PART II.
BACON'S PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS.

INTRODUCTION.

ALL Bacon's philosophical writings may be reduced to the scheme of his Instauratio Magna—may be arranged as either P. or appendages of that work. The spacious plan of the Instauratio, as sketched by Bacon himself, comprehends alike those of them that were published before it was conceived or announced, and whatever he afterwards wrote. In our examination or analysis, therefore, of these writings, we shall take them in the order in which they stand, or may most naturally be placed, in the Instanratio; but it will be convenient, for clearness of reference, that we also enumerate here the successive dates at which they were severally published. The ‘Fragment of the Colours of Good and Evil,' y otherwise entitled “Places of Persuasion and Dissuasion,” was published, with the first edition of the Essays, in 1597. This tract, as we shall find, has been incorporated by Bacon himself in the De Augmentis Scientiarum, or First Part of the Instauratio. The “Two Books of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning,’ were published in English in 1605. They were afterwards expanded by the author into the Nine Books of the Latin H. De Augmentis Scientiarum. WOL. II. B

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