By (author) Kenneth P. Winkler
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Berkeley by Kenneth P. Winkler
Book DescriptionBerkeley (1685-1753) held that matter does not exist, and that the sensations we assume are caused by an indifferent and independent world are instead caused directly by God. Nature has no existence apart from the spirits who transmit and receive it. In this book, the author presents these conclusions as natural (though by no means inevitable) consequences of Berkeley's reflections on such topics as representation, abstraction, necessary truth, and cause and effect. The author offers new interpretations of Berkeley's views on unperceived objects, corpuscularian science, and our knowledge of God and other minds.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198249078
(224mm x 144mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Apr-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth P. Winkler
Cambridge Companion to Berkeley, Paperback (December 2005)
In this Companion volume distinguished authors examine George Berkeley's achievements and contributions to modern philosophy.
Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Paperback (September 1996)
Part of a two-volume set of work containing words of all four books comprising the "Essay", this book provides marginal analyses of almost every paragraph, and explanatory footnotes which comment, elaborate and explain difficult points.
Berkeley, Paperback (March 1994)View all books by Kenneth P. Winkler
George Berkeley is famous for his metaphysical doctrine that matter does not exist; that the sensations we take to be caused by an independent external world are instead caused by God. Winkler offers an interpretation and assessment of the arguments Berkeley gives in defence of this doctrine, and places it in the context of his thought as a whole.
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