By Kimberly Hurd Hale
Hale offers an in depth research ofNew Atlantis, studying Bacon’s position within the founding of contemporary political philosophy and the methods he pertains to Plato, Machiavelli, and Hobbes. Hurd argues that Bacon’s demonstration of medical rule within the New Atlantis isn't intended as a blueprint for contemporary society; fairly it indicates us the risks of a systematic society without liberty. through studying what's troubling concerning the New Atlantis, this ebook explains what difficulties result in the emergence of Atlantean societies, i.e. societies which are wealthy, formidable, and doomed. It exhibits that Bacon’s portrait of Bensalem may supply the sunshine essential to advisor these folks dwelling in an international formed by means of smooth technological know-how during the harmful seas.
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