Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous / Edition 1

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Overview

Three important concepts discussed in the Three Dialogues are perceptual relativity, the conceivability/master argument , and
Berkeley's phenomenalism.

Perceptual relativity argues that the same object can appear to have different characteristics (e.g. shape)
depending on the observer's perspective.
Since objective features of objects cannot change without an inherent change in the object itself, shape must not be an objective feature.

Berkeley uses Hylas as his primary contemporary philosophical adversary. A Hylas is featured in Greek mythology and is understood to represent John Locke . In the Dialogues,
the name Hylas is derived from an ancient
Greek word for "matter," which Hylas argues for in the dialogue.Using
Philonous, Berkeley argues his own metaphysical views, which were first developed in his earlier book A
Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge.

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Editorial Reviews

Ernest Sosa
“Among the most welcome and distinctive features of this new edition are the editor’s substantial and informative introduction, and also a helpful set of appendices, including passages from Locke that define Berkeley’s main target, a substantial correspondence with Samuel Johnson, and a set of interpretations and convergences in other eighteenth-century writings. Highly recommended for use in upper-level courses.”
Richard Brook
“A very welcome addition to Berkeley studies is Dale Jacquette’s new edition of Berkeley’s Three Dialogues. Professor Jacquette’s introduction and annotations are extremely helpful, as is his inclusion of Berkeley’s letters to his American correspondent Samuel Johnson....This book would be quite useful for general courses in Early Modern Philosophy, more advanced courses in Empiricism, and certainly for one devoted just to Berkeley.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198751496
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: Oxford Philosophical Texts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,398,058
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Jacquette is Senior Professorial Chair in Philosophy, Division for Logic and Theoretical Philosophy, at the University of Bern.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
George Berkeley: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
Berkeley's Original Preface
The First Dialogue
The Second Dialogue
The Third Dialogue
Appendix A: Targets of Berkeley's Immaterialism
From John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)
Appendix B: Berkeley's Philosophy in His Own Words
Correspondence between Berkeley and Samuel Johnson (1729—30)
Appendix C: Berkeley's Eighteenth-Century Legacy: (Mis-)Interpretations and Philosophical Convergences
From James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. (1791)
From Arthur Collier, Clavis Universalis (1713)
From Andrew Baxter, An Enquiry into the Nature of the Human Soul (1737)
From Philip Doddridge, A Course of Lectures (1776)
Bibliography and Selected Recommended Readings

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