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Berkeley: Philosophical Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

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George Berkeley (1685 1753) was a university teacher, a missionary, and later a Church of Ireland bishop. The over-riding objective of his long philosophical career was to counteract objections to religious belief that resulted from new philosophies associated with the Scientific Revolution. Accordingly, he argued against scepticism and atheism in the Principles and the Three Dialogues; he rejected theories of force in the Essay on Motion; he offered a new theory of meaning for religious language in Alciphron; and he modified his earlier immaterialism in Siris by speculating about the body's influence on the soul. His radical empiricism and scientific instrumentalism, which rejected the claims of the sciences to provide a realistic interpretation of phenomena, are still influential today. This edition provides texts from the full range of Berkeley's contributions to philosophy, together with an introduction by Desmond M. Clarke that sets them in their historical and philosophical contexts.

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ISBN:
9780521881357
Author:
Berkeley, George
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Clarke, Desmond M.
Author:
Clarke, Desmond M.
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
338
Dimensions:
9.01x6.27x.88 in. 1.61 lbs.

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