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Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays

Stefan Storrie


Published in 1713 when Berkeley was twenty-nine years old, the Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous was the last of a trio of works, the others being the New Theory of Vision (1709) and the Principles of Human Knowledge, Part I (1710), that cemented Berkeley’s position as one of the truly great philosophers of the western canon. The dialogues were Berkeley’s most influential philosophical work in the eighteenth century, going through five editions compared to the Principles’ two. It was also, unlike the Principles, translated into French (1750) and German (1756, 1781) and therefore inst ... More

Keywords: Berkeley, Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, scepticism, atheism, immorality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198755685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Storrie, editor
Trinity College, Dublin