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The Advancement of Learning and New Atlantis

The Advancement of Learning and New Atlantis

by Francis Bacon


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The Advancement of Learning (Or: Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human) by Francis Bacon is a book that inspired the taxonomic structure of the highly influential Encyclopédie by Jean le Rond d'Alembert and Denis Diderot, and is credited by Bacon's biographer-essayist Catherine Drinker Bowen with being a pioneering essay in support of empirical philosophy. And the New Atlantis by the same author is an incomplete utopian novel, first published in 1627. This book portrays a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind, and it 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781979644433
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/11/2017
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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