For instance by Mr M. M. P. MUIR. See his contribution,
on "Roger Bacon: His Relations to Alchemy and Chemistry,"
to Roger Bacon Essays.
The Essayes is a plan for civil nations and civil states, of a kind that will support the scientific civilization that Bacon also proposes. It supplements Bacon’s other political works, such as his models of a state-builder (The History of the Reign of Henry VII, 1622) and of a humane but autonomous scientifictechnological establishment (New Atlantis, 1626). The Baconian essay is a literary formula used to spread the new teachings to rising entrepreneurs and politicians, just as the form of political history appeals to founders and ministers of states, and that of a future-oriented scientific utopia, to visionary intellectuals.
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