In this Book

summary

The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon (c.1214-92) is one of the most influential scientific and philosophical texts of its age and arguably the high point of medieval knowledge of the physical sciences. In the work Bacon makes a plea for the reform of education, emphasizing the rightful role of the sciences in the university curriculum and the interdependence of the various disciplines.

Prepared in 1267 at the request of Pope Clement IV, the treatise is a collection of ideas, an encyclopedia of knowledge embracing all science, including language, logic, optics, mathematics, moral philosophy, and physics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Volume I: Title Page, Frontispiece
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Foreword
  2. p. v
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Illustrations
  2. p. ix
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xvi
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part One: Causes of Error
  2. pp. 3-35
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Two: Philosophy
  2. pp. 36-74
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Three: Study of Tongues
  2. pp. 75-115
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Four: Mathematics
  2. pp. 116-418
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Volume II: Title Page, Frontispiece
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Illustrations
  2. p. ix
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Five: Optical Science
  2. pp. 419-582
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Six: Experimental Science
  2. pp. 583-634
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Part Seven: Moral Philosophy
  2. pp. 635-824
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 825-840
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9781512814064
Related ISBN
9781512809992
MARC Record
OCLC
966762620
Pages
878
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.