New Atlantis and The Great Instauration / Edition 2

New Atlantis and The Great Instauration / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
1119098025
ISBN-13:
9781119098027
Pub. Date:
06/07/2016
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

New Atlantis and The Great Instauration / Edition 2

This richly annotated second edition of the now-classic pairing of Bacon’s masterpieces, New Atlantis and The Great Instauration features the addition of other works by Bacon, including “The Idols of the Mind,” Of Unity in Religion” and “Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates,” as well a Summary of the each work and Questions for the reader. S

  • Includes works new to the second edition, including “The Idols of the Mind,” “Of Unity in Religion,” and “Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates”
  • Updates the layout of the previous edition with a more generous interior design, making this work more student-friendly and easier to navigate in the classroom
  • Each work is introduced and subsequently discussed, revealing the importance of Bacon’s work to his contemporaries as well as to modern readers
  • Includes a comprehensive introduction and annotations throughout the text; as well as an appendix of Principal Dates in the Life of Sir Francis Bacon; a selected bibliography; and synopses and questions to accompany each work

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119098027
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Series: Crofts Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 660,703
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jerry Weinberger is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. He received his B.A. from The University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has won the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award, fellowships from the Earhart Foundation and the Institute for Educational Affairs, and has twice been a Senior Research Fellow of the NEH. He is Director of the LeFrak Forum and Co-Director of the Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy. Among his books are Science, Faith and Politics: Francis Bacon and the Utopian Roots of the Modern Age (1985); Francis Bacon’s History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh: A New Edition and Interpretive Essay (1996); and Benjamin Franklin Unmasked: On the Unity of His Moral, Religious, and Political Thought (2005). A resident of Washington, DC, he is a regular contributor to City Journal, the nation’s premier urban-policy magazine.

Table of Contents

Preface: Why a Second Edition? vii

Acknowledgments ix

Note on the Texts xi

Principal Dates in the Life of Sir Francis Bacon xiii

Introduction to the Second Edition xv

The Great Instauration 1

Prœmium 2

Epistle Dedicatory 5

Preface 8

The Plan of the Work 19

The Idols of the Mind 35

Synopsis and Questions 56

New Atlantis 61

Of Unity in Religion 113

Synopsis and Questions 118

Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates 121

Synopsis and Questions 130

On Bacon’s New Atlantis 133

Bibliography 159

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