George Berkeley: Idealism and the Man

Paperback | December 1, 1995

byDavid Berman

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Unlike nearly all studies of Berkeley, this book looks at the full range of his work and links it with his life - focusing in particular on his religious thought. While aiming to present a clear picture of his career, this book breaks new ground on, among other topics, Berkeley'sphilosophical strategy, his account of immortality, his Jacobitism, his emotive theory of religious mysteries, and the motivation of his Siris (1744). Also distinctive is the attention paid to the Irish context of his thought, his symbolic frontispieces and portraits, and recent discoveriesconcerning his life and writings. The Berkeley that emerges from this study is deeper and more human that the usual picture of him as a starry-eyed idealist with every virtue under heaven.

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George Berkeley is one of the best-known names in British philosophy. Unlike nearly all previous studies, this book looks at the full range of Berkeley's work and links it with his life--focusing in particular on his religious thought. Professor Berman presents a clear picture of Berkeley's career, and at the same time breaks new groun...

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Unlike nearly all studies of Berkeley, this book looks at the full range of his work and links it with his life - focusing in particular on his religious thought. While aiming to present a clear picture of his career, this book breaks new ground on, among other topics, Berkeley'sphilosophical strategy, his account of immortality, his ...

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George Berkeley is one of the best-known names in British philosophy. Unlike nearly all previous studies, this book looks at the full range of Berkeley's work and links it with his life--focusing in particular on his religious thought. Professor Berman presents a clear picture of Berkeley's career, and at the same time breaks new groun...

David Berman is at Trinity College, Dublin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:241 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:December 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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George Berkeley is one of the best-known names in British philosophy. Unlike nearly all previous studies, this book looks at the full range of Berkeley's work and links it with his life--focusing in particular on his religious thought. Professor Berman presents a clear picture of Berkeley's career, and at the same time breaks new ground on, among other topics, Berkeley's philosophical strategy, his account of immortality, his Jacobitism, and his emotive theory of religious mysteries. Special attention is paid to the Irish context of his thought, his symbolic frontispieces and portraits, and recent discoveries concerning his life and writings.

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`a highly useful supplementary text'Phillip D. Cummins, University of Iowa, Review of Metaphysics 50 (March 1997)