Compendium of philosophy

RBRS Virtual Reading Group
Roger Bacon, Compendium of the Study of Philosophy

In this reading group, we will read and discuss Roger Bacon’s Compendium of the Study of Philosophy, whose new edition has been recently published by Thomas Maloney for the British Academy (see the volume here). The reading group will start on 1 May 2020 at 3.30pm London time (4.30 Berlin, 10.30 New York), on Zoom.

Registration is required in order to participate in the reading group. If you would like to join the group, send an email to You will then receive the access link and password for our meeting. Digital copy of the Compendium will be provided to the participants thanks to our collaboration with BA/UOP. Participation is free of charge.


22 May 2020: Errors and their causes
discussion of chapters 1-5 (pages 2-81).

12 June 2020: The study of languages
discussion of chapters 6-9 (pages 82-155)

 10 July 2020: Languages in practice
discussion of Opus tertium, chapters 25-27.


In order to receive a PDF of Maloney’s edition of the Compendium, write to

Opus tertium
Critical edition by N. Egel (chapters 25-27)
Working translation (English) by N. Egel