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Philosophy and Visual Art
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Philosophy and Visual Art Subject Philosophy In the epoch making book, “Novum Organum”, Francis Bacon mentioned about four idols or images of his time that were implemented as the innovative instruments for the gathering of knowledge. The idols, Bacon summed up or distinguished them under four heads namely ‘idols of the Tribe’, ‘idols of the Cave’, ‘idols of the Marketplace ‘ and ‘idols of the Theatre’.
These idols were treated as an element of fixation. Therefore, to anticipate something modern and making knowledge acceptable and easier to comprehend, it became very evident for Bacon to use a narrative to express these cognitive theories in a lucid way so that it can percolate into the minds and perception of all. On the other hand, Mary Wollstonecraft’s “Pernicious Effects Which Arise from the Unnatural Distinctions Established in the Society” captivates the feminist bent of mind. It tries to state that men take much effort to humiliate and look down upon the so called second sex i.e. women in society. In order to establish the fact that women are not inferior in intellectual realm or in any way socially inferior than men, Wollstonecraft being a women writer, established her intellectual faculty in the book at full length with her ornate language and critical theories that are beyond the common realm of mundane comprehension (Hall, “The Four Idols of Francis Bacon & The New Instrument of Knowledge”; Wollstonecraft, “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects”). ...
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