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" Being in company with a gentleman who thought fit to maintain Dr. Berkeley's ingenious philosophy, that nothing exists but as perceived by some mind; when the gentleman was going away, Johnson said to him, ' Pray, sir, don't leave us ; for we may perhaps... "
The Ideal Theory of Berkeley, and the Real World: Free Thoughts on Berkeley ... - Page 34
by Thomas Hughes - 1865 - 191 pages
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Philosophers of the Enlightenment

Peter Gilmour - Philosophy - 1990 - 183 pages
...malicious when he prayed that one who had defended Berkeley should not leave the assembled company, 'for we may perhaps forget to think of you, and then you will cease to exist!' (Boswell 1963, 1085). They are real subjects of experience, as are we ourselves. Berkeley's own analysis of...
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An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke

Ian Crowe - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 247 pages
...against a large stone, til he rebounded from it, 'I refute it thus.'") and an intuition of absurdity: "Being in company with a gentleman who thought fit...gentleman was going away, Johnson said to him, 'Pray, Sir, do not leave us; for we may perhaps forget to think of you, and then you will cease to exist.'"17 One...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Berkeley's philosophy, which held that things exist only insofar as they are perceived by a mind:] 1 The law is a jealous science. Letter to Mr. Howard, 4 Oct. 1774 See Story 1 2 The Sanskrit language, Quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) (entry for 1780) 99 [When asked what he...
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The North American Review, Volume 80

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1855
...a sharp argument during an evening visit, rose to depart, " Pray, sir," said Dr. Johnson, " do n't leave us, for we may perhaps forget to think of you, and then you will cease to exist." Similar witticisms are of frequent occurrence in the anecdotes preserved of his illustrious friends...
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