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A Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

John Russell Roberts

Abstract

George Berkeley notoriously claimed that his immaterialist metaphysics was not only consistent with common sense, but that it was also integral to its defense. This book argues that understanding the basic connection between Berkeley's philosophy and common sense requires a better understanding of the four principle components of Berkeley's positive metaphysics: the nature of being, the divine language thesis, the active/passive distinction, and the nature of spirits. This book begins by focusing on Berkeley's view of the nature of being. It elucidates Berkeley's view on Locke and the Cartesia ... More

Keywords: immaterialist metaphysics, common sense, positive metaphysics, nature of being, divine language thesis, active/passive distinction, nature of spirits, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195313932
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.001.0001

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John Russell Roberts, author
Florida State University
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