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Author Storrie, Stefan.

Title The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley's Three Dialogues
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (191 pages)
Series The Routledge Guides to the Great Bks
Routledge Guides to the Great Bks
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: The context of Berkeley's Three Dialogues; Historical background; Berkeley's life and works; Chapter 2: The sceptical challenge; The threats of scepticism, solipsism and egoism; The new science and the new philosophy; Introducing Hylas and Philonous; Chapter 3: The nature of the sensible I; A challenge; Direct and indirect perception; The nature of sensible things; Chapter 4: The nature of the sensible II; The primary-secondary quality distinction
Relativity of extensionOn abstraction; Assimilating primary and secondary qualities; The 'master argument'; Theories of perception; Chapter 5: The existence and activity of God; A digression; On the doctrine of seeing all things in God; Philonous' proof of God's existence; Chapter 6: The rejection of theistic materialism; Hylas' four accounts of matter; On the limits of thought and meaning; Chapter 7: A world in flux?; Common sense and immaterialism; Sensible things and the pragmatics of language: a short story; The identity objection; The continuity objection; Chapter 8: Mind and morality
Self-knowledgeKnowledge of other minds; Morality: the laws of pain and pleasure; Bibliography; Index
Summary The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley's Three Dialogues is an engaging introduction to the last of a trio of works that cemented Berkeley's position as one of the truly great philosophers of the western canon. Berkeley's distinctive idealist philosophy has been a challenge and inspiration for thinkers ever since. Written for readers approaching this seminal work for the first time, this book: provides the philosophical context in which Three Dialogues was written; critically discusses the arguments in each of the Three Dialogues; and examines some of the principal disputes concerning the interpretation of his work. The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley's Three Dialogues offers a clear and comprehensive guide to this ground-breaking volume and includes further reading sections at the end of each chapter. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this influential work
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Subject Atheism.
Ethics.
Immortality.
Perception.
Skepticism.
Solipsism.
berkeley
early modern philosophy
george berkeley
human knowledge
hume
hylas
idealist philosophy
immaterialism
locke
nature of reality
new theory of vision
principles of human knowledge
reid
the empiricists
the principles
three dialogues
Atheism.
Ethics.
Immortality.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
Perception.
Skepticism.
Solipsism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429399308
042967869X
0429678703
0429678711
9780429399305
9780429678707
9780429678691
9780429678714