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The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Costica Bradatan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this book, the author proposes a new way of looking at the influential 18th-century Anglo-Irish empiricist and idealist philosopher. He approaches Berkeley's thought from the ... More


The limits of conception

Graham Priest

in Beyond the Limits of Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254057
eISBN:
9780191698194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254057.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the contradiction in the limits of conception, one of the four limits of thought. Though it is common enough to suppose that there are things beyond conception, it is difficult ... More


Peirce on Berkeley's Nominalistic Platonism

Doug Anderson and Peter Groff

in Conversations on Peirce: Reals and Ideals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234677
eISBN:
9780823238842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Peirce sought sources for his own version of realism in the history of western thought. In this chapter, his “scholastic” realism is considered in light of the influences of Bishop Berkeley and Duns ... More


Berkeley, Reid, and Sinha on Molyneux’s Question

James Van Cleve

in Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027786
eISBN:
9780262319270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027786.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Molyneux’s question, first posed over three centuries ago, concerns cross-modal transfer: would a man born blind and made to see be able to recognize by sight alone the shapes of objects he formerly ... More


James Frederick Ferrier: The Return of Idealism and the Rejection of Common Sense

Jennifer Keefe

in Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199560684
eISBN:
9780191814419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560684.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter recounts the philosophical development and writings of James Frederick Ferrier (1808–64). Professor of Moral Philosophy at St Andrews and regarded by many as the greatest metaphysician ... More


Introduction: Systematic Philosopher and Public Thinker

Eric Schliesser

in Adam Smith: Systematic Philosopher and Public Thinker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190690120
eISBN:
9780190690151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690120.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter introduces some of the key concepts of the monograph. In particular, it shows that Adam Smith is committed to being both a systematic philosopher and a responsible public thinker. It ... More


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