Francis Bacon's the New Atlantis: New Interdisciplinary by Bronwen Price

By Bronwen Price

This quantity of 8 new essays by way of best students presents a stimulating discussion among a number severe views. Encompassing the fields of cultural historical past, heritage of technology, literature, and politics, the gathering explores the recent Atlantis' complicated place inside of Bacon's oeuvre and its negotiations with cultural debates of the previous and current. usually considered as the apotheosis of Bacon's rules via its depiction of a sophisticated “scientific” society, it's also learn as a seminal paintings of technology fiction.

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Most of the readings here mediate their discussions about such contextual details through reference to contemporary theoretical debates. However, they also reveal how the New Atlantis moves beyond its own specific context to complicate and raise questions about theory, so as to form an ongoing dialogue with current critical ideas. The first three essays of this volume show how the New Atlantis represents more than a clear-cut model of an ideal society, highlighting instead the important complexities of its form.

16–17. Introduction 27 42 Paolo Rossi, Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science (1957), trans. Sacha Rabinovitch (London, Routledge and Paul Kegan, 1968), p. xiii. 43 Brian Vickers, Francis Bacon (Harlow, Longman, 1978), pp. 28–9. 44 Zagorin, Francis Bacon, pp. 170, 173. , p. 44. Cf. Weinberger, who suggests that this feature of the New Atlantis retains ‘the ancients’ “enigmatical method”’ found in classical utopianism (Science, Faith, and Politics, p. 35). See also Box, The Social Thought, pp. 134–5.

The New Atlantis therefore forms a kind of pivot around which the notion of utopia shifts, in Burton’s revision, from being a concept to something more approaching a genre. ’8 In this sentence Burton points to the significant intersection of the utopian tradition and the travel narrative (both ‘imaginary’ and ‘real’), which further complicates the generic context for the New Atlantis. Pedro Fernandez de Quiros’ Terra Australis Incognita is his account of a Portuguese voyage which reached Vanuatu, but Quiros was convinced that he had reached the Great South Land and campaigned constantly for a colonising expedition.

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