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New Atlantis and The Great Instauration, 2nd Edition

New Atlantis and The Great Instauration, 2nd Edition

Jerry Weinberger (Editor), Francis Bacon

ISBN: 978-1-119-09802-7

May 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

184 pages

Description

This richly annotated second edition of the now-classic pairing of Bacon’s masterpieces, New Atlantis and The Great Instauration features the addition of other works by Bacon, including “The Idols of the Mind,” Of Unity in Religion” and “Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates,” as well a Summary of the each work and Questions for the reader. S
  • Includes works new to the second edition, including “The Idols of the Mind,” “Of Unity in Religion,” and “Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates”
  • Updates the layout of the previous edition with a more generous interior design, making this work more student-friendly and easier to navigate in the classroom
  • Each work is introduced and subsequently discussed, revealing the importance of Bacon’s work to his contemporaries as well as to modern readers
  • Includes a comprehensive introduction and annotations throughout the text; as well as an appendix of Principal Dates in the Life of Sir Francis Bacon; a selected bibliography; and synopses and questions to accompany each work

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Preface: Why a Second Edition? vii

Acknowledgments ix

Note on the Texts xi

Principal Dates in the Life of Sir Francis Bacon xiii

Introduction to the Second Edition xv

The Great Instauration 1

Prœmium 2

Epistle Dedicatory 5

Preface 8

The Plan of the Work 19

The Idols of the Mind 35

Synopsis and Questions 56

New Atlantis 61

Of Unity in Religion 113

Synopsis and Questions 118

Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates 121

Synopsis and Questions 130

On Bacon’s New Atlantis 133

Bibliography 159