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Routledge philosophy guidebook to Berkeley and the Principles of human knowledge

Author: Robert J Fogelin
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Series: Routledge philosophy guidebooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Berkeley is one of the most prominent philosophers of the 18th century. His "Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge" is a focal point for the understanding of empiricist thought and the development of 18th-century philosophy. This volume introduces and assesses: Berkeley's life and the background to the "Principles"; the ideas and text in the treatise; and Berkeley's continuing importance to  Read more...
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Fogelin, Robert J.
Routledge philosophy guidebook to Berkeley and the Principles of human knowledge.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
(DLC) 00054869
Named Person: George Berkeley; George Berkeley
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Fogelin
ISBN: 0203358538 9780203358535 1280024259 9781280024252 9780415250115 0415250110 9780415250108 0415250102
OCLC Number: 252871744
Description: 1 online resource (x, 166 pages).
Contents: pt. 1. General introduction --
1. The context of Berkeley's philosophy --
pt. 2. The basic arguments of Berkeley's Principles of human knowledge --
2. The structure of the Principles of human knowledge --
3. The intuitive basis of Berkeley's idealism --
4. Refuting competing positions --
5. Real things and other spirits --
6. Objections from common sense --
7. Objections from science --
8. Abstract ideas and last-ditch objections --
9. Advantages to science and mathematics --
10. Advantages to philosophy --
pt. 3. Epilogue.
Series Title: Routledge philosophy guidebooks.
Other Titles: Berkeley and the Principles of human knowledge
Responsibility: Robert J. Fogelin.

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Introduces and assesses Berkeley's life and the background to the Principles, the ideas and text in the Principles, Berkeley's continuing importance to philosophy. Essential reading for students  Read more...

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"A useful introduction to Berkeley's thought."-Darren Hibbs, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, "Philosophy in Review

 
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