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Roger Bacon

Encyclopedia Articles:  R. Adamson (DNB), Jeremiah Hackett (DMA), A. George Molland (ER), Georgette Sinkler (REP), J. A. Weisheipel (NCE), Theophilus Witzel (CE), Alan Wolter (EP)   [Abbreviation key]



Franco Alessio. "Un Secolo di Studio su Ruggero Bacone (1848-1957)" Rivista Critica de Storia della Filosofia 14 (1959) 81-102.

Jeremiah Hackett & Thomas Maloney. "A Roger Bacon Bibliography (1957-1985)" The New Scholasticism 61/2 (Spring 1987) 184-207.


Editions and Translations

John H. Bridges (ed.). The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon. 1879-1900. (3 v.)

Robert B. Burke (tr.). The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1928. (2 v.)

David Lindberg (ed. & tr.). Roger Bacon and the Origins of Perspectiva in the Middle Ages: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Baconís Perspectiva. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.

David Lindberg (ed. & tr.). Roger Baconís Philosophy of Nature: A Critical Edition, with English Translation, Introduction and Notes, of De Multiplicatione Specierum and De Speculis Comburentibus. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.

Thomas S. Maloney (ed. & tr.) Compendium of the Study of Theology. Leiden: Brill, 1988.

Thomas S. Maloney (tr.) Three Treatments of Universals by Roger Bacon. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1989.

Eugenio Massa (ed.). Rogeri Baconis Moralis Philosophia. Turici: Aedibus Thesauri Mundi, 1953.

Robert Steele (ed.). Opera hactenus inedita Rogeri Baconi. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909-40. (16 v.)



John H. Bridges. The Life and Work of Roger Bacon: An Introduction to the Opus Majus. London: Williams & Norgate, 1914.

Theodore Crowley. Roger Bacon, the Problem of the Soul in His Philosophical Commentaries. Louvain: Edition de líInstitut Superieur, 1950.

Stewart C. Easton. Roger Bacon and His Search for a Universal Science. New York: Columbia University, 1952.

Jeremiah Hackett (ed.) Roger Bacon and the Sciences. Brill, 1997.

A. G. Little (ed.) Roger Bacon Essays. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1914.


Compiled by Paul J. Spaeth

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