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Bacon
The Four Idols

  1. What does Bacon mean when he refers to "idols"?
     

  2. What does Bacon label the four classes of idols and to what does each refer?
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  3. What are the seven problems that Bacon sees with human understanding?
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  4. Does Bacon think that the human intellect is more excited by affirmatives or by negatives?
     

  5. What are the four problems that Bacon lists that individual minds may tend to have?
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  6. What are the two kinds of problems that Bacon sees with words?
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  7. What are the two sources of the fourth class of idols?
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