The New Atlantis

Written by:
Francis Bacon
Narrated by:
Bill Boerst

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2011
1 hour 38 minutes
In 1623, Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideas in New Atlantis. Released in 1627, this was his creation of an ideal land where people were kind, knowledgeable, and civic-minded. Part of this new land was his perfect college, a vision for our modern research universities. Islands he had visited may have served as models for his ideas. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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Ian Martin

Francis Bacon is a genius and this is fascinating glimpse into his mind. One might first want to look up Bacon on wikipedia or something so that they have a been appreciation for what they are hearing. No doubt this is a "Utopia", in that it is nearly perfect and hypothetically impossible to achieve. But you can't make progress unless you have an goal. I suspect he was offering both his commentary on how society should work and also how it should relate to science. The narrator has good pronunciation and diction.

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