New Atlantis ; and, the Great Instauration Setting & Symbolism

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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 strangers lodge in Bensalem and where the 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. Induction, in Bacon's view, is the basis of knowledge as it can generalize from observed instances of phenomena...

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