George Berkeley

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The eighteenth century Irish philosopher George Berkeley is best known for his empiricist and idealist philosophy, which argues that reality consists only of minds and their ideas. He is also known for his critique of abstraction, an important premise in his argument for immaterialism. His chief philosophical work, ‘A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge’ (1710), largely seeks to refute the claims made by Berkeley’s contemporary John Locke about the nature of human perception. This eBook presents Berkeley’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Berkeley’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major works
* All of the treatises, with individual contents tables
* Features rare works appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Siris’ and ‘The Theory of Vision’
* Rare translations of Berkeley’s two Latin works: ‘Arithmetica’ and ‘Miscellanea Mathematica’, available for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Berkeley’s contribution to philosophy
* Features two bonus biographies – discover Berkeley’s intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres


The Books
Arithmetica (1707)
Miscellanea Mathematica (1707)
Common-Place Book (1709)
An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision (1709)
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710)
A Discourse on Passive Obedience (1712)
Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (1713)
An Essay towards Preventing the Ruin of Great Britain (1721)
De Motu (1721)
A Proposal for Better Supplying Churches in our Foreign Plantations (1725)
A Sermon Preached before the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (1732)
Alciphron (1732)
The Theory of Vision (1733)
The Analyst (1734)
A Defence of Free-Thinking in Mathematics (1735)
Reasons for Not Replying to Mr. Walton’s Full Answer (1735)
The Querist (1737)
A Discourse Addressed to Magistrates and Men of Authority (1736)
Siris (1744)
A Word to the Wise (1749)
Farther Thoughts on Tar-Water (1752)
Miscellaneous Works

The Criticism
Extract from ‘A Treatise of Human Nature’ by David Hume
Berkeley by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Extract from ‘The World as Will and Idea’ by Arthur Schopenhauer
Extract from ‘The Principles of Psychology’ by William James

The Biographies
George Berkeley by A. Campbell Fraser
George Berkeley by Robert Adamson

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