Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous

Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous

by George Berkeley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0941736059

ISBN-13: 9780941736053

Pub. Date: 03/15/2013

Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf

Deeply original, inspiring to some, abhorrent to others, George Berkeley’s philosophy of immaterialism is still influential three hundred years after the publication of his most widely read book, Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous.  Berkeley published the Dialogues because of the unenthusiastic reception of

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Deeply original, inspiring to some, abhorrent to others, George Berkeley’s philosophy of immaterialism is still influential three hundred years after the publication of his most widely read book, Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous.  Berkeley published the Dialogues because of the unenthusiastic reception of his Principles of Human Knowledge in 1710.  He hoped the use of the dialogue format would win a more favorable hearing, but unfortunately for Berkeley, the response was every bit as scathing as the reception of his previous work. In recent decades, Berkeley’s work has been recognized as an excellent introduction to the English philosophy of the eighteenth century, and to philosophy in general.  This edition of the dialogues is accessibly organized by David Hilbert and John Perry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941736053
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date:
03/15/2013
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Why Study the Dialogues?

2.  Perception, Action, and the World

            2.1 Ideas vs Things

            2.2. Berkeley’s Concern with Skepticism

            2.3 The Move to Phenominalism

            2.4 Phenomenalism and Common Sense

3. Berkeley’s Alternatives

            3.1 Discontinuous Realism

            3.2 Continuous Realism

            3.3 Unsupported Phenomenalism

            3.4 Theistic Phenomenalism

            3.5 Interpreting Berkeley

4. Berkeley’s Life and Work

5. A Note on the Text

Selected Bibliography

The Dialogues

            Preface

            The First Dialogue

            The Second Dialogue            The Third Dialogue

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