The Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon

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The Advancement of Learning is a book by English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon, first published in 1605. The full title of the book is Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human. Written in the form of a letter to King James, the work is divided into two books. Bacon starts by giving philosophical, civic, and religious arguments for the aim of advancing learning. In the second book, he analyses the state of the sciences of his day, stating what was being done incorrectly, what should be bettered, and in which way should they be advanced.

Part of Anne Haight's List of Banned Books.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 83,834 words, 117 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1605. This edition was first published in 1893.

Production notes: This ebook of The Advancement of Learning was published by Global Grey on the 17th November 2021, and updated on the 14th November 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Education of Prince Don Juan' by Salvador Martínez Cubells.

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