The Cambridge Companion to Berkeley

The Cambridge Companion to Berkeley

by Kenneth P. Winkler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521456576

ISBN-13: 9780521456579

Pub. Date: 12/19/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In defending the immaterialism for which he is most famous, George Berkeley, one of the most influential modern philosophers, redirected modern thinking about the nature of objectivity and the mind's capacity to come to terms with it. Along the way, he made striking and influential proposals concerning the psychology of the senses, workings of language, aims of

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In defending the immaterialism for which he is most famous, George Berkeley, one of the most influential modern philosophers, redirected modern thinking about the nature of objectivity and the mind's capacity to come to terms with it. Along the way, he made striking and influential proposals concerning the psychology of the senses, workings of language, aims of science, and scope of mathematics. A team of distinguished contributors not only examines Berkeley's achievements in this Companion, but also his neglected contributions to moral and political philosophy, writings on economics and development, and defense of religious commitment and religious life.

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ISBN-13:
9780521456579
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/19/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1. Berkeley's life and works David Berman; 2. Was Berkeley an empiricist or a rationalist? Michael Ayers; 3. Berkeley's notebooks Robert McKim; 4. Berkeley's new theory of vision and its reception Margaret Atherton; 5. Berkeley and the doctrine of signs Kenneth P. Winkler; 6. Berkeley's argument for immaterialism Anthony Grayling; 7. Berkeley on minds and agency Philip D. Cummins; 8. Berkeley's natural philosophy and philosophy of science Lisa Downing; 9. Berkeley's philosophy of mathematics Douglas M. Jesseph; 10. Berkeley's moral and political philosophy Stephen Darwall; 11. Berkeley's economic writings Partick Kelly; 12. Berkeley on religion Stephen R. Clark.

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