'An Idea for a Principality'? Encountering the East in Bacon's New Atlantis

Houston, Chloë
April 2006
Seventeenth Century;Spring2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p22
Academic Journal
The article presents Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis," which was published in 1627. It describes Bacon's society as a perfected one as Salomon's House being his institution of natural philosophy and Bensalem as its ideal setting. Bacon's works were in line with establishing a new organisational structure of natural philosophy. An example of which is the "Advancement of Learning" where he stresses institutional framework.


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