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  • And here likewise should close that part of my Instauration which is devoted to pulling down, which part is performed by three refutations: first, by the refutation of the natural human reason, left to itself; secondly, by the refutation of the demonstrations; and thirdly, by the refutation of the theories, or the received systems of philosophy and doctrine.

    The New Organon

  • That general "Instauration" of the sciences which the mighty genius of

    Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

  • a "great Art of knowledge," of an "Instauration" of the sciences, of a


  • Then it was that the Great Instauration came to pass.

    The Good Book: A Secular Bible by AC Grayling – review

  • It is the purpose of this new treatise, Anthropophilus, to tell you of the things that came to pass in Year I of the Great Instauration or, for those who use the old reckoning, 2011.

    The Good Book: A Secular Bible by AC Grayling – review

  • Moreover, to be of good hope, nor to imagine that this Instauration of mine is a thing infinite and beyond the power of man, when it is in fact the true end and termination of infinite error; and seeing also that it is by no means forgetful of the conditions of mortality and humanity

    The Great Instauration

  • Neither can I hope to live to complete the sixth part of the Instauration (which is destined for the philosophy discovered by the legitimate interpretation of nature), but hold it enough if in the intermediate business I bear myself soberly and profitably, sowing in the meantime for future ages the seeds of a purer truth, and performing my part toward the commencement of the great undertaking.

    The New Organon

  • My object in publishing my Instauration by parts is that some portion of it may be put out of peril.

    Preparative toward a Natural and Experimental History

  • Part 6 was scheduled to contain Bacon's description of the new philosophy, as the last part of his Great Instauration; but nothing came of this plan, so that there is no extant text at all from this part of the project.

    Francis Bacon

  • For this part of the Great Instauration, texts are planned that draw philosophical conclusions from collections of facts which are not yet sufficient for the use or application of Bacon's inductive method.

    Francis Bacon


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