The book presents unlimited power for the rule of self-appointed "scientific" experts - for example it is forbidden to even tell ordinary people that the Earth goes round the Sun.
Reviews of her work (for example on Aphra Behn and on ) bear out the effectiveness of the connections between published research and effective and stimulating teaching practice. The novel depicts the creation of a utopian land where "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendour, piety and public spirit" are the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of the mythical Bensalem.The plan and organisation of his ideal college, Salomon's House (or Solomon's House), envisioned the modern research university in both applied and pure sciences.He was a major proponent of the scientific method and the necessity of planned procedures during investigations of all kinds. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. His vast number of writings can fall mainly into three categories - scientific, religious, and judicial. With a background in history and art history as well as literature, Kate encourages reading literary texts in the framework and context of the non-literary, linking scientific, textual, philosophical and political discourses, and believes in enabling students to develop reading, analytical and research skills through practical experience of writing and performance.Scholarly biography and interests Dr Kate Aughterson's interests focus on seventeenth-century drama, notably with regard to gender and literature, sexuality and literature, performance culture.It was not until 1676 that the two works were published with continuous signatures, with the first edition of the Sylva being 'printed for J. for William Lee', while New Atlantis was, according to Mc Kerrow, 'perhaps printed by Mathewes'.After New Atlantis was a two-page piece called Magnalia naturae, which most commentators tend to ignore, probably because it is difficult to link it to either Sylva or New Atlantis with any surety.It appeared unheralded and tucked into the back of a longer work of natural history, Sylva sylvarum (forest of materials).In New Atlantis, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind.