Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous

Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous


Editor/introduction: Roger Woolhouse

Format
Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140432930
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview


Whether viewed as extreme skepticism or enlightened common sense, the writings of Berkeley are a major influence on modern philosophy. Bishop Berkeley (1685-1753) was one of the great British empirical philosophers. He believed that the existence of material objects depends on their being perceived and The Principles of Human Knowledge sets out this denial of non-mental material reality. At first his views were unfavorably received by the London intelligentsia, and the entertaining Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous are a clarification of the Realist argument and a response to accusations of atheism and skepticism. In the nineteenth century John Stuart Mill wrote that he considered Berkeley’s work to be of “greatest philosophic genius,” and it is true to say that its Immaterialism has influenced many recent philosophers.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Textual Note
Notes
Principles of Human Knowledge

Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous
First Dialogue
Second Dialogue
Third Dialogue

Notes
Select Bibliography
Bibliography of Further Reading

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