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The three faculties of the mind conceived by Francis Bacon–memory, imagination, reason–became the maxim for (and title of) Jonas Lindström’s Directors’ Cuts entry. “It’s what actually happens visually when you are roaming through your memories,” explains the Berlin-based photographer and filmmaker. 94 more words
“It is not true that the human senses are the measure of things; for all perceptions…reflect the perceiver rather than the world. The human intellect is like a distorting mirror, which receives light rays irregularly and so mixes its own nature with the nature of things , which it distorts”. – Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Would any of Bacon’s essays have been more persuasive if he had talked about his own experiences? Which ones? Why?
I believe that personal experience, while being a strong testimony, isn’t everything. 151 more words