Bacon, the New Atlantis, and the Uses of Utopia
Bacon, Noua atlantidă şi întrebuinţările utopiei
Department of Philosophy
Princeton University, USA
Some puzzling aspects of Bacon’s New Atlantis are explained by arguing that it is a dramatization of Bacon’s methodological tract, the Novum Organum. This is evident for the organization of Salomon’s House, where the organization reflects the steps and procedures advanced in the Novum Organum. But I argue that the Feast of the Family and the discussion of chastity that follows is intended as a mythological representation of the kind of discipline that Bacon argues for in investigating nature, particularly in part I of the Novum Organum.
Key words: Francis Bacon, New Atlantis, Feast of the Family, Novum Organum, method.
Cuvinte cheie: Francis Bacon, New Atlantis, Sărbătoarea Familiei, Noul Organon, metodă.