New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

New Atlantis

byFrancis Bacon

Kobo ebook | May 28, 2019

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New Atlantis is an incomplete utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon, published after Bacon's death in 1626. It appeared unheralded and tucked into the back of a longer work of natural history, Sylva sylvarum (forest of materials). In New Atlantis, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind. The novel depicts the creation of a utopian land where "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendour, piety and public spirit" are the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of the mythical Bensalem. The plan and organisation of his ideal college, Salomon's House (or Solomon's House), envisioned the modern research university in both applied and pure sciences. The book presents unlimited power for the rule of self appointed "scientific" experts - for example it is forbidden to even tell ordinary people that the Earth goes round the Sun. There are no legal principles of natural justice (natural law) limiting the power of this elite of "scientific" experts in Sir Francis Bacon's version of utopia.

Title:New AtlantisFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 28, 2019Publisher:Rastro BooksLanguage:English

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