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Bacon, Francis

(1561-1626) British writer. One of the pioneers of modern scientific thought, Bacon's writings fall into three categories: philosophical, purely literary, and professional.
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1 Francis Bacon and "The Four Idols" Introduction
Intimidated by Francis Bacon? Even if he did live during one of the most exciting times in history, he is a difficult writer for some modern-day students of literature to understand.

2 Understanding "The Four Idols"
We come to see that the idols of the tribe are universal human errors such as too uncritical a belief in regularities.

3 Discussion Questions - The Four Idols
Are you still having a tough time understanding Francis Bacon and his use of rhetoric? Try defining some of the words that he uses. Archaic English words can sometimes complicate the process of understanding.

Francis Bacon (Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Albans)
(1561-1626) British writer. Francis Bacon is known as a philosophical writer. His works include: "Essayes, or Counsels" (1597), "The New Atlantis," and "Magna Instauratio." Read more about the life and works of Francis Bacon.

Francis Bacon - A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
Read about Francis Bacon, from "A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature."

Of Adversity - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Adversity," by Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Boldness - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Boldness," Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Envy - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Envy," Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Great Place - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Great Place," by Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Love - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Love," Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Marriage and Single Life - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Marriage and Single Life," Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Nobility - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Nobility," Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Parents and Children - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Parents and Children," Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Revenge - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Revenge," Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Seditions - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Seditions," by Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Simulation and Dissimulation - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Simulation and Dissimulation," by Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Truth - Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Truth," by Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Of Unity in Religion - Fracis Bacon (1561-1626)
Read "Of Unity in Religion," Fracis Bacon (1561-1626).

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