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DR. FISCHER'S WORK ON LORD BACON AND THE BACONIAN PHILOSOPHY.

Just published, in One Volume, post 8vo. price 9s. 6d. cloth,

FRANCIS BACON OF WERULAM:
REALISTIC PHILOSOPHY AND ITS AGE.
By KUNO FISCHER.

Translated from the German, with the Author's sanction,
By JOHN OXENFORD.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS,

SATURDAY Review.

“After a careful perusal of Dr. tage by many persons in England who Fischer’s work, we believe that it will are already acquainted with the chief not only serve as a useful introduction to works of the philosopher. The analysis the study of Bacon in Germany, but that which he gives of Bacon's philosophy is it will be read with interest and advan- accurate and complete.”

Joh N BULL. “It is as a system of realism that Dr. Fischer more especially contemplates the Baconian philosophy. His comments on the subject are lucid and masterly; not only as regards Bacon's own mind and times, but as regards his relation to English philosophy in general......This valuable essay has been translated by Mr. Oxenford in a clear and forcible and (a quality not often found in translations from the German) an easy style.”

GUARDIAN.

“We give a ready welcome to this excellent translation of a valuable work. The translator has not in this case to procure a reputation for the original. Dr. Fischer's treatise obtained an honourable reputation in England very soon after it was published. It is not only a careful and conscientious work; it has, to the English reader at least, a strong savour of originality. We are accustomed to view Bacon through the medium of his own philosophy: we look upon him as the great father of modern thought, and accept his system before we examine it. He is to most Englishmen the one philosopher, in as eminent a sense as Aristotle was so to the schoolmen. It strikes us as new, in con

London: LONGMAN, BROWN, and CO., Paternoster Row.

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MR, 0XENFORD’S TRANSLATION OF DR. FISCHER'S WORK
ON LORD BAC0N, price 9s. 6d.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS—continued.

sequence, when his philosophy is examined from without, and, as it were, put upon its trial. We look on with a curiosity not unmixed with amazement, when the sage of Verulam appears to receive his meed of praise, however liberal that meed may be, before the tribunal of Kant...... It is easy to judge from these extracts how Mr. Oxenford has performed the part of a translator. His style is forcible and flowing, and close enough to the original to have now and then a Germanesque air, which has no disagreeable effect, but pleases like the refined accent of an educated foreigner.”

LEADER.

“This is a remarkable and seasonable book, which deserves a hearty welcome from all English readers who care to think as well as read...... Dr. Fischer stands alone amongst his countrymen in having fairly studied Bacon's works and fully appreciated their spirit and purpose. He patiently follows the development of Bacon's thought, interprets its special significance at every step, shows what a strict connexion there is between the parts, and what a large and vital unity it possesses as a whole. He does this, too, not like a German but like an Englishman, in a simple and natural manner, without pedantry or affectation, and in a language free from technicality of every kind. The volume sketches in outline the whole course of Bacon's thought, and is thus a valuable introduction to the study of his works. To have such a volume from Germany is certainly a good sign, one amongst many other recent ones that go to show that Bacon is now beginning to be not only read but studied, both in England and on the continent, and, what is more important still, that the deeper spirit of his writings, his heroic confidence in nature, and intense love of reality, are recognised and appreciated..... The remainder of the volume is occupied with the working out of Bacon's plan as seen in his works, and with a sketch of the relation in which he stands to the philosophers of the same school who succeeded him, and who have since developed and systematised his thought. Mr. Oxenford has translated the work with his well-known ability, so that throughout it reads like an original English work.”

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