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New Atlantis ; and, the Great Instauration Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Who is Bacon's enemy in The Great Instauration? Why? Assess two of Bacon's criticisms of his enemy.

What did Bacon think had caused the progress of science to stagnate in his day? Explain two of his theories.

What is Bacon's criticism of deductive logic (be sure to explain what deduction is)? What is his alternative of inductive logic? What are the difference between the two and what is inductive supposed to be able to do that deduction cannot?

What is the role of observation in Bacon's epistemology?

In your view, what is the purpose of Salomon's House? Is it simply what the Father stated that it is? Is it something more? What do you think Bacon intends to communicate when he describes Salomon's House?

Why does Bacon call only Joabim wise? Interpretations vary, so feel free to speculate. Could Joabim's Jewish heritage have anything to do with...

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