Berkeley's Metaphysics: Structural, Interpretive, and Critical Essays

Berkeley's Metaphysics: Structural, Interpretive, and Critical Essays

Robert G. Muehlmann


This number of fourteen interpretative essays at the philosophy of George Berkeley (1685-1753) focuses in particular on Berkeley s idea of the character and diversity of current issues. the gathering is remarkable for holding the 1st 4 winners of the Turbayne overseas Berkeley Essay Prize (only the 1st of which has been formerly published).
The seven essays within the first half, entitled Idealism, try to light up Berkeley s infamous thesis that to be is to be perceived, that the esse of good issues (trees, mountains, rivers, etc.) is percipi. lots of the essays during this first half are both direct or oblique responses to an influential interpretation of Berkeley s idealism complex thirty years in the past by means of Edwin B. Allaire. the second one half, Volition, motion, and Causation, comprises 4 essays targeting Berkeley s volitionism, on his thesis that in basic terms the actions of minds (volitions) are causally efficacious. imaginative and prescient and the Perceptual items, the 3rd a part of the quantity, bargains with Berkeley s concept of imaginative and prescient and his doctrine that each one of the items of conception rely on God s will for his or her lifestyles.

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