The New Atlantis Research Paper

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Another famous work by Bacon is, The New Atlantis, published in 1627, the book depicts a scientific utopia where knowledge and command of nature is emphasized. A major key element in this book, in all of his works, is the usefulness of knowledge. Bacon believed that, “knowledge is power.” While Bacon did lots of good for the philosophical community, he failed to see the role of mathematics, this was his biggest weakness. Not only that, but Bacon, “…never had much influence on the development on actual science.” (Palmer, R.R., et al. A History of the Modern World: Tenth Edition. New York State, 2007).
The other visionary is René Descartes, a French scientist and philosopher who is “…often credited with being the ‘Father of Modern Philosophy.’”
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