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The kingdom of science : literary utopianism and British education, 1612-1870

Author: Paul A Olson
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines Baconian utopias as blueprints for a scientific sociology of knowledge that founded a new social and economic world in the seventeenth century. Looking backward, the author begins with More's Utopia and Shakespeare's The Tempest, static state utopias designed to woo us toward a moral as opposed to a scientific reform. To these he then contrasts the primary subjects of his study--Bacon's New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Olson, Paul A.
Kingdom of science.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606930043
Online version:
Olson, Paul A.
Kingdom of science.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)631443958
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Adam Smith
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Olson
ISBN: 0803235682 9780803235687
OCLC Number: 49249778
Description: xi, 375 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Shakespeare's utopian Tempest and education by the book --
New Atlantis and the chiliastic utopias --
Bacon's commonwealth offspring --
The Scribleran revolt against education to extend human empire --
Adam Smith and Utopia as process --
Utilitarian compulsory utopia --
The second generation utilitarians --
Dickens's utilitarian dystopia and the death of the social commons --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Paul A. Olson.
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Examines Baconian utopias-blueprints for a scientific sociology of knowledge that founded a new social and economic world in the 17th century.  Read more...

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