New Atlantis by Francis Bacon audiobook

New Atlantis

By Sir Francis Bacon
Read by Elaine Hidayat

1.85 Hours 02/11/2019 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781987122114

New Atlantis is an utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon, published in 1627. In New Atlantis Bacon portrays 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 splendor, piety and public spirit" are the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of Bensalem, a city named so after the Hebrew words interpreted as the complete son.. The plan and organisation of his ideal college, 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 limiting the power of this elite of "scientific" experts in Sir Francis Bacon's version of utopia.

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New Atlantis is an utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon, published in 1627. In New Atlantis Bacon portrays 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 splendor, piety and public spirit" are the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of Bensalem, a city named so after the Hebrew words interpreted as the complete son.. The plan and organisation of his ideal college, 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 limiting the power of this elite of "scientific" experts in Sir Francis Bacon's version of utopia.

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Author Bio: Sir Francis Bacon

Author Bio: Sir Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author, and father of the scientific method. His works established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method or, simply, the scientific method, which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today. He was knighted in 1603. He is best known in the field of literature for his Essays. His Essays and other writings mark him as a master of English prose.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 1.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English