UTOPIA AND NEW ATLANTIS, UTOPIA REVISED
Abstract. This paper is a comparison between two works usually ascribed to the utopian genre: Thomas More’s Utopia, and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis. My major claim is that the two differ mainly in this respect: if More’s work is utopian, Bacon’s New Atlantis is only disguised under the clothing of utopian thought. Although Bacon has clearly an ideal of education in mind, through a number of features he completely departs from utopian educational programs.
Keywords: Utopia, society, Baconian, knowledge, control