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Francis Bacon and the Four Idols by Mind Map: Francis Bacon and the Four Idols
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Francis Bacon and the Four Idols

"Bacon, Francis, Viscount Saint Alban (or Albans), Baron of Verulam." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 31 Aug. 2008  <http://search.eb.com/eb/article-10342>. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 31 Aug. 2008. <http://www.iep.utm.edu/b/bacon.htm#SH2j>.      

Four Idols

The psychological causes of our logical fallacies that prevent us from achieving a full understanding of nature.

Idols of the tribe

Fallacies that are inherent to human nature, can only be compensated for

Idols of the cave

Distortions pecular to individuals caused by culture, how they were raised, personality, etc.

Idols of the marketplace

Errors of interactions between people. Namely communication

Idols of the theater

Fallacies from grand schemes of philosophy

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