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Berkeley on Abstraction and Abstract Ideas

Edited By

Willis Doney

ISBN 9780367143367
Published November 15, 2020 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

Berkeley’s critique of abstract ideas in the Introduction to Principles of Human Knowledge has provoked a great deal of commentary of various sorts. This anthology, first published in 1989, presents a selection of historically important and philosophically interesting discussions on Berkeley’s theories.

Table of Contents

1. Locke’s Theory of Universals R.I. Aaron  2. Berkeley’s ‘Notion’ of Spiritual Substance Robert Merrihew Adams  3. Bishop Berkeley’s Petitio Henry E. Allison  4. Berkeley’s Anti-Abstractionism Margaret Atherton  5. Berkeley on ‘Abstract Ideas’ Monroe C. Beardsley  6. Berkeley’s Objection to Abstract Ideas and Unconceived Objects Martha Brandt Bolton  7. Berkeley’s Attack on Abstract Ideas E.J. Craig  8. Berkeley’s Argument Against Abstract Ideas Willis Doney  9. Berkeley on Abstraction Daniel E. Flage  10. Abstract Ideas and Images E.J. Furlong  11. Abstract Ideas and the ‘esse is percipi’ Thesis George S. Pappas  12. ‘Abstract Ideas’ and Immaterialism Howard M. Robinson  13. Two Lines of Argumentation in Berkeley’s Principles: A Reply to George S. Pappas Avrum Stroll  14. Berkeley’s Theory of Abstract Ideas C.C.W. Taylor  15. Berkeley on Abstract Ideas Kenneth P. Winkler  16. Berkeley’s Doctrine of Notions and Theory of Meaning A.D. Woozley

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