Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous: In Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists

Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous: In Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists

by George Berkeley

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Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous: In Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists by George Berkeley

Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous, In Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists by George Berkeley (1685-1753).
George Berkeley - known as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop of Cloyne) - was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called "immaterialism" (later referred to as "subjective idealism" by others). This theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in the minds of perceivers and, as a result, cannot exist without being perceived. Berkeley is also known for his critique of abstraction, an important premise in his argument for immaterialism.
Berkeley College, one of Yale University's 14 residential colleges, is named after George Berkeley.
In 1709, Berkeley published his first major work, An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision, in which he discussed the limitations of human vision and advanced the theory that the proper objects of sight are not material objects, but light and colour. This foreshadowed his chief philosophical work, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, in 1710, which, after its poor reception, he rewrote in dialogue form and published under the title Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous in 1713.

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ISBN-13: 9781986404037
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2018
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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A fascinating work of philosophy. It really got me thinking.