Theology and Philosophy Theory of Vision and Other Writings (Classic Reprint)
Theology and Philosophy
Theory of Vision and Other Writings (Classic Reprint)
Opis: Theology and Philosophy - Berkeley George
Excerpt from Theology and Philosophy: Theory of Vision and Other Writings
George Berkeley was born near Thomastown, in County Kilkenny, on the 12th of March 1685. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, at the age of fifteen, and was elected to a Fellowship there in 1707. Trinity at the time was feeling the influence of the discoveries of Newton and Boyle, and Locke's Essay on the Human Understandings the philosophical exposition of the new empiricism, was already well known. In 1705, Berkeley had formed a society to discuss the New Philosophy, as it was called. The Essay had more influence upon his thought than any other philosophical writing. Berkeley is Locke's direct successor, and his main philosophical doctrines are suggested by problems which Locke had left unsolved or had solved unsatisfactorily. His one great philosophical principle - the impossibility of anything existing independently of perception - occurred to his mind during this early study of Locke. We know from his Commonplace Book that already in 1706 he was convinced that he had found here the key to the difficulties and inconsistencies which he found in the Essay. However much in later works he enlarges his exposition of this principle and defends it against new objections, there are certain assumptions of Locke's philosophy which he never questions, and which essentially determine his statement of philosophical problems.
Berkeley's first publications were two small treatises, entitled Arithmetica and Miscellanea Mathematica, published in 1707. His first important work, the Essay towards a New Theory of Vision, appeared in 1709. In the next year, when he was only twenty-five, he published his Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. In 1713 appeared the Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous.
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Szczegóły: Theology and Philosophy - Berkeley George
Tytuł: Theology and Philosophy
Podtytuł: Theory of Vision and Other Writings (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Berkeley George
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 350