A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

by George Berkeley
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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

In this particular part of A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, Berkeley responds to the objections of those who argue that his subjective idealism—the notion that everything in...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2020 7:39 am UTC

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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

Your interpretation in indeed correct. In fact, the Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge as a whole can be seen as a sustained refutation of atheism, which Berkeley, a bishop in...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2020 7:28 am UTC

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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

In these paragraphs, Berkeley is anticipating Hume's arguments about causation, though ultimately, the overall conclusions Hume would reach a few decades later can be considered practically the...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2020 6:45 am UTC

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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

This is quite the recondite passage, and it requires reference to paragraph 70 to fully interpret. Briefly, in paragraph 70 Berkeley considers a critique that might be brought upon the general...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2020 3:29 am UTC

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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

Berkeley was an empirical philosopher, meaning that he believed all knowledge is derived from direct observation and experience. However, a number of previous philosophers, such as Descartes,...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2020 8:50 am UTC

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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

Berkeley's first attempt at refuting philosophical materialism comes through his attack on Locke's distinction between the primary and secondary qualities of objects. According to Locke, primary...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2020 7:56 pm UTC

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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

In paragraph 118 of A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, Bishop Berkeley turns from the subject of natural science, which he has been discussing in the preceding paragraphs, to...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 6:34 am UTC

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