Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous

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Throughout history, but most especially during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, great minds of philosophy grappled with two thorny questions: What are the objects of knowledge? and How do we come to know them? Using the revealing dialogue technique, Berkeley shakes the very ground of those who believe that something called matter exists to support the sensible qualities we perceive. In his critique of this view, Berkeley argues for ideas in the mind as the only true reality about which one can have ...
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Overview

Throughout history, but most especially during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, great minds of philosophy grappled with two thorny questions: What are the objects of knowledge? and How do we come to know them? Using the revealing dialogue technique, Berkeley shakes the very ground of those who believe that something called matter exists to support the sensible qualities we perceive. In his critique of this view, Berkeley argues for ideas in the mind as the only true reality about which one can have knowledge. His arguments for these conclusions, and for the ultimate foundation of all sensible things, can be found in this essential work of early modern philosophy.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781497961968
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing LLC
  • Publication date: 3/30/2014
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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David Hilbert is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. John Perry is professor emeritus in Philosophy at Stanford.
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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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