The Two-hundredth Birthday Of Bishop George Berkeley; A Discourse Given At Yale College On The 12th…

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byNoah Porter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... I will be more and more highly appreciated, and his name will rank higher in the estimation of philosophical critics and historians. It will be seen more and more clearly and be acknowledged more generally that he not only rendered an important service in his time by his earnest protest against serious oversights in current speculation, but that his direct contributions to the principles which philosophy must hold as fundamental were by no means inconsiderable. Most of these positions are announced rather than expanded; they are proposed rather than defended. Their varied and manifold applications, and their indispensable necessity to the interests of science and of faith, had not been brought to light by Kant's critical analysis. Notwithstanding all this, or rather on account of all this, the greater is the sagacity which provided so solid a foundation for the most important beliefs of man. The subjective Idealism of Berkeley it may be easy for us to refute and explain. Possibly we may find in it a proof of enthusiastic weakness and youthful impetuosity. But his objective spiritualism can never be set aside, while the Theism with which he supplemented science makes itself more and more manifest as a scientific necessity in the confessed judgment of an increasing number of the profoundest thinkers. The positiveness and naivet6 with which Berkeley assumes the existence of God, as an axiom in philosophy, may be a scandal to many speculative thinkers; but the history of speculation, especially in more recent times, must demonstrate to a greater number the conclusion that scientific Theism is a philosophical necessity. At the first thought, it seems altogether incongruous and unseemly to connect Kant or his speculations with Berkeley and his philosophy,--the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... I will be more and more highly appreciated, and his name will rank higher in the estimation of philosophical critics and histo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217760678

ISBN - 13:9780217760676

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