Les idoles, de Montaigne à Bacon

Abstract : Bacon is one of the first philosopher to attempt a systematic psychological etiology of the attachment of the human mind to error. I identify here some of the features by which the Baconian « idols » tie up with certain skeptical themes of Montaigne's Essays. For both thinkers, although in different senses, the error is due to a natural anxiety of human mind, which in return requires a form of discipline through an attachment to the data of experience.
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Thierry Gontier. Les idoles, de Montaigne à Bacon. Bulletin de la Société Internationale des Amis de Montaigne, Société internationale des Amis de Montaigne (2010-2011) ; Classiques Garnier (2011- ), 2016, Montaigne et l’erreur, pp.165-179. ⟨hal-01744872⟩



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