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Berkeley : an interpretation

Author: Kenneth Winkler
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Berkeley (1685-1753) is famous for his bold metaphysical doctrine that matter does not exist, and that the sensations we take to be caused by an independent external world are instead caused  Read more...

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Named Person: George Berkeley; George Berkeley; George Berkeley; George (Philosoph) Berkeley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Winkler
ISBN: 0198249071 9780198249078
OCLC Number: 18381685
Description: xiv, 317 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Words And Ideas --
Two kinds of signs --
Ideas as objects --
Ideas as images --
Representation and signification --
Abstract Ideas --
The argument --
Objections and replies --
Abstract ideas as images --
Abstract ideas as objects --
Does Berkeley blunder in reading Locke? --
Simple Ideas --
The search for a simple idea --
Simplicity and abstraction --
Consequences --
Necessity --
Simple and complex ideas --
Demonstration, necessity, and certainty --
An anachronistic hypothesis? --
Berkeley's response --
Cause And Effect --
Berkeley on the causal relation --
Necessary connection --
The account defended --
Immaterialism --
The argument of Principles 4 --
Immediate perception --
A commentary on the First Dialogue --
The argument of Principles 3 --
Against matter --
The master argument --
Materialism and abstraction --
Berkeley's phenomenalism --
Unperceived Objects --
Two interpretations --
The denial of blind agency --
Unperceived objects --
Two objections --
Archetypes --
Archetypes in Siris --
Mabbott's objections to divine ideas --
Corpuscularianism --
The corpuscularian background --
Primary and secondary qualities --
Immaterial corpuscles --
Spirit --
The parity objection --
An alleged incoherence --
The mind and its acts.
Responsibility: Kenneth P. Winkler.
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This densely argued, scholarly, and detailed analysis of his account of perception and related metaphysical issues is a welcome addition to the literature. Choice The discussion throughout the book Read more...

 
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