The New Paradise: Utopia of Modernity from Bacon to Saint-Simon

Abstract : After the dissolution of the Ancien Regime, Europe went through a period of transition where the religion lost its power and a cavity emerged in the ideological structure of the social organization. This cavity was filled by utopian ideals of philosophers like Francis Bacon and Henri de Saint-Simon, who propagated the blessings of the new social organization. While the wealth production became a means of social organization, the political was subordinated by the economical. This article examines the utopian paradises presented by Francis Bacon and Henri de Saint-Simon in order to understand how the consumption goods dematerialize through the modern ideology to morally edify the society.
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Omer Kahraman. The New Paradise: Utopia of Modernity from Bacon to Saint-Simon. Journal of Human Values, SAGE Publications, 2016, 22 (2), pp.115--124. ⟨10.1177/0971685815627931⟩. ⟨hal-01505536⟩

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