Orators Reduced to Written Words

Sir Francis BaconFrancis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), son of Nicholas Bacon by his second wife Anne (Cooke) Bacon, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific revolution. Indeed, his dedication may have brought him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments. His most celebrated works include The New Atlantis.

There seem to be some relevance as to how one would like to create this ideal state? IT runs not only back to Plotinus, but also, to Plato himself.

Bacon’s Utopia: The New Atlantis

In 1623 Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideals in The New Atlantis. Released in 1627, this was his creation of an ideal land where “generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendor, piety and public spirit” were the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of Bensalem. In this work, he portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge. The plan and organization of his ideal college, “Solomon’s House”, envisioned the modern research university in both applied and pure science.

In the “idealized state of existence is like the American dream. A place too, in the minds of the people, who have pushed this symbolism deep into the subconscious, to have it exemplify for all to see. That such descriptions of the reality are taken home to be looked at. IN this assessment, one can create the stage, is no different in the pursuance of science, to build accordingly, and find oneself living a method and undertaking as an excursion into the reality.

Tommaso Campanella– See also:The City of the Sun

Many mansions and rooms self propel the mind to see it’s relations in the world. Without being the homeowner how shall one treat human relations in the kitchen, or the living room, in the mind, but to accept this nature of ours to present the theatrical in examination within context of the self? The self and it’s relation with the world?


Arthur Young

The “perfect house” to call our own? The place in which to “idealize the values of family” in a safe and secure way. The expression of the mind is coupled by warm motherly bosoms to be nurtured by creativity. May also sought “in relation” a home for the scientist, who may produced, while feeling warm and safe as well?

Who is not happy, are those not well feed in knowledge and quality, that one would not seek to have this provided for? So they dream of such a place and how far from owning such a thing, when one is uprooted and has to provide for this security in a town every two years?

See:

  • Developing Character in Rhetoric and Composition
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