Objects & Places from New Atlantis ; and, the Great Instauration

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Object Descriptions

Bensalem - This is the mythical city that is the subject of The New Atlantis.

England - This is Bacon's home country and the country whose intellectual practices he is trying to reform.

Renfusa - This is a port town on the Isle of Bensalem.

Salomon's House - This is the house of science and prayer in Bensalem.

Bartholemew's Ark - This is the Ark the Bensalemites believe that God had St. Bartholemew send to them over the sea. It contained a parchment explaining Bartholemew's revelation and a Bible.

The Strangers' House - This is the house where sailors were permitted to stay for over six weeks.

The Great Instauration - This is Bacon's plan for revolutionizing knowledge by placing it upon a scientific basis.

Induction - This is reasoning probabilistically. In Bacon's view, this is the basis of knowledge as it can generalize from observed instances...

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