Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher (1732) is Berkeley's main work of philosophical theology and a crucial source of his views on meaning and language. This edition contains the four most important dialogues and a selection of critical essays and commentaries reflecting the response of such writers as Hutcheson, Mill and Antony Flew. The only single edition currently in print, it argues that Alciphron has a more important place both in the Berkeley canon and in early modern philosophy than is generally thought.
Table of Contents1 Alciphron, Dialogue I, III, IV, VII. 2 Extracts from contemporaries: i Peter Brown, Divine Analogy. ii Francis Hutcheson, Inquiry into Beauty and Virtue. iii Lord Bolingbroke, Philosophical Works. 3 Extracts from nineteenth-century critics: i JS Mill, Berkley's Life and
Writings. ii Lesley Stephen, English Thought in the Eighteenth Century. 3 Twentieth-century articles: i J.O. Urmson, Berkley on Beauty. ii A David Kline, Berkley's Divine Language Argument. iii David Berman, Cognitive Theology and Emotive Mystery in Berkley's Alciphron. iv Antony Flew,
Berkley as Precursor of Wittgenstein.
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