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UTOPIA AND NEW ATLANTIS, UTOPIA REVISED


Sandra DRAGOMIR*

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

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