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Berkeley

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Informationen zum Autor Daniel Flage is Professor of Philosophy at James Madison university. Klappentext Irish philosopher George Bishop Berkeley was one of the greatest philosophers of the early modern period. Along with David Hume and John Locke he is considered one of the fathers of British Empiricism. Berkeley is a clear, concise, and sympathetic introduction to George Berkeley's philosophy, and a thorough review of his most important texts. Daniel E. Flage explores his works on vision, metaphysics, morality, and economics in an attempt to develop a philosophically plausible interpretation of Berkeley's oeuvre as whole.Many scholars blur the rejection of material substance (immaterialism) with the claim that only minds and things dependent upon minds exist (idealism). However Flage shows how, by distinguishing idealism from immaterialism and arguing that Berkeley's account of what there is (metaphysics) is dependent upon what is known (epistemology), a careful and plausible philosophy emerges.The author sets out the implications of this valuable insight for Berkeley's moral and economic works, showing how they are a natural outgrowth of his metaphysics, casting new light on the appreciation of these and other lesser-known areas of Berkeley's thought.Daniel E. Flage's Berkeley presents the student and general reader with a clear and eminently readable introduction to Berkeley's works which also challenges standard interpretations of Berkeley's philosophy. Zusammenfassung Irish philosopher George Bishop Berkeley was one of the greatest philosophers of the early modern period. Along with David Hume and John Locke he is considered one of the fathers of British Empiricism. Berkeley is a clear, concise, and sympathetic introduction to George Berkeley's philosophy, and a thorough review of his most important texts. Daniel E. Flage explores his works on vision, metaphysics, morality, and economics in an attempt to develop a philosophically plausible interpretation of Berkeley's oeuvre as whole.Many scholars blur the rejection of material substance (immaterialism) with the claim that only minds and things dependent upon minds exist (idealism). However Flage shows how, by distinguishing idealism from immaterialism and arguing that Berkeley's account of what there is (metaphysics) is dependent upon what is known (epistemology), a careful and plausible philosophy emerges.The author sets out the implications of this valuable insight for Berkeley's moral and economic works, showing how they are a natural outgrowth of his metaphysics, casting new light on the appreciation of these and other lesser-known areas of Berkeley's thought.Daniel E. Flage's Berkeley presents the student and general reader with a clear and eminently readable introduction to Berkeley's works which also challenges standard interpretations of Berkeley's philosophy. Inhaltsverzeichnis Acknowledgements ixAbbreviations xiChapter 1: Berkeley's Life and Writings 1Why Study Berkeley Today? 1Early Life 3Bermuda and Rhode Island 7Bishop of Cloyne 12On Reading Berkeley 17Further Reading 21Chapter 2: Vision 22The Historical Context: Methods of Inquiry and Theories of Vision 23Berkeley on Seeing Distance (NTV §§2-51) 26Perception of Magnitude (NTV §§52-87) 31Situation and Numerical Heterogeneity (NTV §§88-120) 33Heterogeneity and the Universal Language of Vision (NTV §§121-158) 36A Look Back; A Look Ahead 39Further Reading 41Chapter 3: Abstraction 42Historical Context 43The Principal Arguments 48Language 53A Look Back; A Look Ahead 54Further Reading 55Chapter 4: The Case for Idealism and Immaterialism in the Principles 56The Case for Idealism (Sections 1-7) 58The Attack on Matter (Sections 8-24) 70Onward to Ordinary Objects (Sections 25-33) 86A Look Back; A Look Ahead 94Further Reading 95Chapter 5: Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous 97Background 98Dialogue ...

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