The Cambridge Companion to Berkeley

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Kenneth P. Winkler, Kenneth Winkler
Cambridge University Press, Dec 19, 2005 - History - 454 pages
George Berkeley is one of the greatest and most influential modern philosophers. In defending the immaterialism for which he is most famous, he redirected modern thinking about the nature of objectivity and the mind's capacity to come to terms with it. Along the way, he made striking and influential proposals concerning the psychology of the senses, the workings of language, the aim of science, and the scope of mathematics. In this Companion volume, a team of distinguished authors not only examines Berkeley's achievements, but also his neglected contributions to moral and political philosophy, his writings on economics and development, and his defense of religious commitment and religious life.
 

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Contents

Berkeleys life and works
13
Was Berkeley an empiricist or a rationalist?
34
Berkeleys notebooks
83
Berkeley and the doctrine of signs
125
Berkeleys argument for immaterialism
166
Berkeley on minds and agency
190
Berkeleys natural philosophy and philosophy
230
Berkeleys moral and political philosophy
311
Berkeleys economic writings
339
Berkeley on religion 269
369
Berkeleys verses on America
405
Index of passages discussed or cited
435
Index of names and subjects
446
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