This edition is a reprint of the standard translation of James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis and Douglas Denon Heath in The Works (Vol. VIII), published in Boston by Taggard and Thompson in 1863. All bracketed statements are additions of the editor.
In addition to some minor stylistic changes, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization have been revised to conform to current American usage.
About the Author
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was a Christian lawyer who made his mark on history by writing the "Great Instauration" which included "the New Organon". He was at the forefront at the time of the Scientific Revolution.