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Direct Arguments for Idealism in the First Dialogue between Hylas and Philonous

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter surveys, formulates, and evaluates Berkeley's main arguments for the foundational doctrine of his philosophy, namely that we perceive only our own ideas or, as he puts it, that sensible ... More


The Argument for Idealism in the First Dialogue

Samuel C. Rickless

in Berkeley's Argument for Idealism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669424
eISBN:
9780191748776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669424.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reconstructs Berkeley’s sophisticated argument for idealism in the first Dialogue. There are two parts of Berkeley’s reasoning. In the first part, Berkeley argues that sensible objects ... More


Hume and the Sensible Qualities

Kenneth P. Winkler

in Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199556151
eISBN:
9780191725548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556151.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The aim of this chapter is to understand better Hume's response to what he calls the "fundamental principle" of the modern philosophy, the opinion that "colors, sounds, tastes, smells, heat and cold" ... More


Constancy and Coherence in I.iv.2

Louis E. Loeb

in Stability and Justification in Hume's Treatise

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146585
eISBN:
9780199833405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146581.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Insofar as the vulgar belief in body arises from the ”constancy” of perceptions, it is due to the propensity to attribute identity to related objects; insofar as it arises from ”coherence,” it is ... More


Berkeley's Attack on the Theory of Primary and Secondary Qualities

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that while Berkeley's arguments against the theory of primary and secondary qualities may count against certain versions of the theory, they don't refute Locke's version, ... More


Difficulties—Contrived and Suppressed

Louis E. Loeb

in Stability and Justification in Hume's Treatise

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146585
eISBN:
9780199833405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146581.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hume's claim in ”Of the modern philosophy” that causal inference is implicated in an ineliminable, ”manifest contradiction” draws on a highly artificial version of an argument from perceptual ... More


The Argument from Illusion

Penelope Maddy

in What do Philosophers Do?: Skepticism and the Practice of Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190618698
eISBN:
9780190618728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618698.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

The Argument from Illusion, found in Berkeley, Hume, Russell, and Ayer, begins from the familiar fact that things sometimes look other than they are (perceptual relativity, illusions, hallucinations) ... More


The Content of Visual Experience*

Christopher S. Hill

in Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665822
eISBN:
9780191766336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter proposes a theory of the metaphysical nature of visual qualia. It maintains that considerations of perceptual relativity show that visual qualia are relational, viewpoint-dependent ... More


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