Francis Bacon: Essays and Major Works

what is the main idea of bacon's essay Of Truth?

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Bacon's essay, Of Truth, addresses the question of "whether it is worse to lie to others or to oneself--to possess truth (and lie, when necessary, to others) or to think one possesses the truth but be mistaken and hence unintentionally convey falsehoods to both oneself and to others". In other words...... what is truth? A question that goes back to Pilate's questioning of Jesus......


Of Truth