The New Atlantis

The New Atlantis

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by Francis Bacon
     
 

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In 1623 Sir Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideals in New Atlantis. Published in Latin (as Nova Atlantis) in 1624 and in English in 1627, this utopian novel was his creation of an ideal land where "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendour, piety and public spirit" were the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of Bensalem. In this work, he

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In 1623 Sir Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideals in New Atlantis. Published in Latin (as Nova Atlantis) in 1624 and in English in 1627, this utopian novel was his creation of an ideal land where "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendour, piety and public spirit" were the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of Bensalem. In this work, he portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge. The plan and organization of his ideal college, "Salomon's House" (or Solomon's House), envisioned the modern research university in both applied and pure science.

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ISBN-13:
9781607782858
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
138 KB

Meet the Author

Francis Bacon, 1561 - 1626), was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.
Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works established and popularised inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today.
Bacon was knighted in 1603, and created Baron Verulam in 1618 and Viscount St. Alban in 1621; as he died without heirs, both peerages became extinct upon his death. He famously died of pneumonia, contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.

The succession of James I brought Bacon into greater favour. He was knighted in 1603. In another shrewd move, Bacon wrote his Apologies in defence of his proceedings in the case of Essex, as Essex had favoured James to succeed to the throne.

The following year, during the course of the uneventful first parliament session, Bacon married Alice Barnham. In June 1607 he was at last rewarded with the office of solicitor general. The following year, he began working as the Clerkship of the Star Chamber. Despite a generous income, old debts still couldn't be paid. He sought further promotion and wealth by supporting King James and his arbitrary policies.

In 1610 the fourth session of James's first parliament met. Despite Bacon's advice to him, James and the Commons found themselves at odds over royal prerogatives and the king's embarrassing extravagance. The House was finally dissolved in February 1611. Throughout this period Bacon managed to stay in the favour of the king while retaining the confidence of the Commons.

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The New Atlantis 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The transfer to digital format is HORRIBLE. The text is 90% symbols and gibberish; completely unreadable. Which is upsetting because I was really looking forward to this book. With such terrible quality-control, I'm glad this was free. I just wish I could have actually been able to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very readable. Text only, commentary would have been nice, but you get what you pay for.
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