Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues

Paperback | March 12, 2009

byGeorge BerkeleyEditorHoward Robinson

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Berkeley's idealism started a revolution in philosophy. As one of the great empiricist thinkers he not only influenced British philosophers from Hume to Russell and the logical positivists in the twentieth century, he also set the scene for the continental idealism of Hegel and even thephilosophy of Marx. There has never been such a radical critique of common sense and perception as that given in Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge (1710). His views were met with disfavour, and his response to his critics was the Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous. This edition of Berkeley's two key works has an introduction which examines and in part defends his arguments for idealism, as well as offering a detailed analytical contents list, extensive philosophical notes and an index.

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Berkeley's idealism started a revolution in philosophy. As one of the great empiricist thinkers he not only influenced British philosophers from Hume to Russell and the logical positivists in the twentieth century, he also set the scene for the continental idealism of Hegel and even thephilosophy of Marx. There has never been such a ra...

Howard Robinson is Senior Lecturer at Liverpool University, and Soros Professor at ELTE, Budapest.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.02 inPublished:March 12, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"the editions deserve great credit for the enthusiasm of their approach ... The introductions by eminent scholars put the thoughts of the author and the history of the time into clear perspective. Oxford should be given credit for making the classics accessible for all rather than just cribnotes for students." --Jonathan Copeland, Lincolnshire Echo 03/09/1996