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" For the mind of man is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture, if it be not delivered... "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 142
by Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819
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The Essays: Colours of Good and Evil, & Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Didactic literature, English - 1900 - 462 pages
...in one of the errors, or peccant humours, which we ran briefly over in our first book. And lastly, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by words, which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort : and...
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Selections (mainly Autobiographical) from Nineteenth Century Prose: With Notes

John William Cunliffe - English literature - 1904 - 344 pages
...anticipations of the understanding." — Bacon's De Augmentis Scientiarum, V. iv. (Devey's translation). These "false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature of the mind," as Bacon calls them in The Advancement of Learning, are spoken of in his Latin works as idola, a transliteration...
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The Essays, Or Counsels, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam ...

Francis Bacon - 1905 - 318 pages
...grace. Favourable consideration. 130 : 7. when they hit. Compare The Advancement of Learning, Book II: "For this purpose, let us consider the false appearances...general nature of the mind, beholding them in an example of two; as first in that instance which is the root of all superstition, namely, that to the nature...
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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon

1905 - 958 pages
...in one of the errors, or peccant humours, which we ran briefly over in our first book. And lastly, let us consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by words 181 , which are framed and applied according to the conceit and capacities of the vulgar sort...
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Idols of Education: Selected and Annotated

Charles Mills Gayley - Education - 1910 - 179 pages
...their quest of truth, perceived that there were four grounds of human error. Of these the first is "the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature of the mind" of man. The mind is always prone to accept the affirmative or active as proof rather than the negative;...
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Idols of Education: Selected and Annotated

Charles Mills Gayley - Education - 1910 - 179 pages
...their quest of truth, perceived that there were four grounds of human error. Of these the first is "the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature of the mind" of man. The mind is always prone to accept the affirmative or active as proof rather than the negative;...
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Idols of Education: Selected and Annotated

Charles Mills Gayley - Education - 1910 - 206 pages
...their quest of truth, perceived that there were four grounds of human error. Of these the first is "the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature of the mind" of man. The mind is always prone to accept the affirmative or active as proof rather than the negative;...
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Of the Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1915 - 266 pages
...beams of things should reflect according to their true incidence; nay, it is rather like an enchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture, if it be...that are imposed upon us by the general nature of the mind,3 beholding them in an example or two; as first, in that instance which is the root of a superstition,...
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Of the Advancement of Learning

Francis Bacon - Logic - 1915 - 270 pages
...full of superstition and imposture, if it be not_de]iY£ied.jajidj:educed. For this purpose, let usT consider the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature of the mind, 3 beholding them in an example or two; as first, in that instance which is the root of a superstition,...
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College and the Future: Essays for the Undergraduate on Problems of ...

Richard Ashley Rice - Education, Higher - 1915 - 410 pages
...their quest of truth, perceived that there were four grounds of human error. Of these the first is "the false appearances that are imposed upon us by the general nature of the mind" of man. The mind is always prone to accept the affirmative or active as proof rather than the negative;...
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