This book, first published in 1974, presents a critical examination of Berkeley’s immaterialism. It is based on a detailed study of his writings (in particular of his notebooks), and while it places his ideas against their eighteenth-century background it also takes into account the various interpretations of Berkeley found in the literature.
1. Introduction 2. Berkeley and Common Sense 3. The Philosophical Approach 4. The Approach from Ordinary Usage 5. The Psychological Approach 6. Perception 7. The Perceiving Self 8. God
This collection reissues 17 titles that provide an excellent overview of 18th century philosophy – as well as the debates that surround the topic. Featuring works on Berkeley, Hume, Kant and Rousseau, among others, the collection examines a host of philosophical arguments by the leading thinkers of the time. It is an essential reference collection.