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Complementary notions : a critical study of Berkeley's theory of concepts

Author: Désirée Park
Publisher: The Hague : M. Nijhoff, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume grew out of work on Berkeley which was presented in a dissertation several years ago. For permission to quote from the Berkeley manuscripts in their keeping, I have first to thank the  Read more...


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Named Person: George Berkeley; George Berkeley; George Berkeley; George (Philosoph) Berkeley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Désirée Park
ISBN: 9024713382 9789024713387
OCLC Number: 15776026
Notes: A Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.), Indiana University, 1968, presented under the title: Berkeley's theory of notions.
Description: x, 165 pages, [1] leaves of plates : facsimile ; 25 cm
Contents: Introducation.- I - `Notions' as the Counterpoise of `Ideas'.- 1. Coherence and Commonsense.- 2. The Philosophical Commentaries.- II - Ideas.- The Manuscripts.- Idea of : (Moore and Russell).- Defining Characteristics of Ideas.- Ideas and Things.- III - Minds.- Types of `Notions'.- Published Notions.- The Self.- Other Finite Spirits:.- I - Men.- II - Angels.- Infinite Spirit:.- I - The Problem.- II - Locke and Malebranche.- III - God in the Hierarchy of Spirits and God in Nature.- IV - Some Consequences:.- 1. Infinite Spirit and Analogy.- 2. Induction and the Divine Language.- 3. Spirit as the Berkeleyan Model.- 4. Persons.- IV - Relations.- The Role of Relations, or Concepts.- The Introduction to the Principles of Human Knowledge - First Draft.- Some Variations: The Chapman MS.- Letters to Samuel Johnson.- Some Consequences.- V - Sensation and Space.- Kinds of Spaces.- Perceived Spaces and Concepts.- Extension and Divisibility.- VI - Other Berkeleyan Concepts.- Section I - Object and Likeness.- Likeness of Idea and Object.- Likeness and Identity.- Section II - Identity and Time.- Section III - Numbering and Naming.- The notebooks.- Leibniz: A Comment on the Principles.- The Analyst.- Appendix I - The history of the word `notion' in Berkeley's writings.- Appendix II - Structure of the Philosophical Commentaries.- Appendix III - Note on the marginal signs in the MS notebooks.
Responsibility: by Désirée Park.


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