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Skepticism, Deception, and the Material World

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In the early eighteenth century context there was an intimate connection between problems concerning the existence of the material world and problems of natural religion. Two issues are of particular ... More


Berkeley's Shadow

Roy Sorensen

in Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326574
eISBN:
9780199870271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326574.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In his New Theory of Vision, George Berkeley argued that touch is the basis for the spatial sensitivity of the remaining senses. There appear to be counterexamples, that is, intangibles that are ... More


Tory Sensibilities Old and New: The Perils of False Brethren and Passive Obedience

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 5 marks a transitional moment early in the eighteenth century, when old‐ and new‐tory‐oriented discourses came into conflict around the doctrine of passive obedience and non‐resistance. It ... More


Berkeley's Separability Principle: Semantics, Psychology, and Ontology

Wayne Waxman

in Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177398
eISBN:
9780199786176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177398.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Berkeley’s separability principle. It is argued that Berkeley misrepresented Locke’s doctrine of abstract ideas due to deficiencies in his initial characterization of it. ... More


Berkeleyan Idealism: The Inseparability of Existence, Sensation, and Perception

Wayne Waxman

in Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177398
eISBN:
9780199786176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177398.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Berkeley’s most famous, original, and influential thesis is: the esse of sensible things is percipi. The argument of esse is percipi idealism is that: ideas can exist only in being perceived; ... More


Objective Understanding Transformed

Wayne Waxman

in Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177398
eISBN:
9780199786176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177398.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Berkeley’s theory of vision. He endorsed the essentials of Locke’s account of visual depth perception while deepening and extending it beyond anything contemplated by Locke. The ... More


Seduction and Resistance: Behn's Love‐Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In 1682, Lady Henrietta Berkeley eloped with her brother‐in‐law Ford, Lord Grey, one of Monmouth's closest personal friends and an avid follower in his rebellion. The scandal, much‐watched in the ... More


George Berkeley's “Bermuda Project”

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses George Berkeley's plan for a theology college in the islands of Bermuda under his so-called Bermuda project. It suggests that not only was Berkeley's ... More


Conclusion

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings and issues discussed in this book about the philosophy of George Berkeley. It was shown that there are a number of important ... More


Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding

Wayne Waxman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177398
eISBN:
9780199786176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177398.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book explores the transcendental philosophy of Immanuel Kant as a continuation of British Empiricism by non-empiricist means. It argues that philosophies of John Locke, George Berkeley, and ... More


George Berkeley and the Platonic Tradition

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the elements of Platonic tradition in philosopher George Berkeley's early writings. It suggests that the elements of Platonic tradition are not isolated ... More


Objective Understanding Dismantled

Wayne Waxman

in Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177398
eISBN:
9780199786176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177398.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Berkeley’s use of the likeness principle to undermine the foundations of indirect realism. It then analyzes his use of the separability principle to prove that all ideas of ... More


George Berkeley and the Alchemical Tradition

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the presence of alchemical tradition in Siris, the last published book of George Berkeley. It shows that apart from being under the strong influence of ... More


Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Toni Bowers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Force or Fraud—rape or seduction? This book examines the development, between the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the accession of George III in 1760, of the peculiarly modern habit of making ... More


Notions of Mind

Wayne Waxman

in Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177398
eISBN:
9780199786176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177398.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Berkeley’s theory of the mind, focusing on how he proposed to distinguish the perceiving mind from its perceptions without violating his own separability principle. Berkeley’s ... More


Introduction

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to propose a new way of looking at the philosophy of George Berkeley. It evaluates Berkeley's thought ... More


George Berkeley and the Liber Mundi Tradition

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines George Berkeley's immaterialist philosophy in close connection with the liber mundi tradition. It attempts to determine medieval implications of the ... More


5. Philosophy as Apologetics

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines George Berkeley's thought from the standpoint of the Christian apologetic tradition. It attempts to show that the roots of Berkeley's thought could be ... More


George Berkeley and Catharism

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines George Berkeley's denial of matter from the standpoint of the Catharism doctrines on matter. It compares the ideas professed by the medieval Dualistic ... More


The Pre‐Humean Problem of Origins

Wayne Waxman

in Kant and the Empiricists: Understanding Understanding

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195177398
eISBN:
9780199786176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177398.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the state of the theory of origins prior to Hume’s arrival on the scene. It begins with the Rationalists’ intellectualist accounts, and then draws together the elements of the ... More


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