This book, first published in 1985, presents a key collection of essays on Berkeley’s moral and political philosophy. They form an introduction to, and analysis of, Berkeley’s immaterialist arguments, part of his consciously adopted strategy to subvert Enlightenment thought, which he saw as a danger to civil society.
1. Berkeley’s Theory of Morals C.D. Broad 2. George Berkeley on Moral Demonstration Graham P. Conroy 3. Berkeley and the Problem of Evil Jackson P. Hershbell 4. Berkeley’s Querist and its Place in the Economic Thought of the Eighteenth Century T.W. Hutchinson 5. The Development of Berkeley’s Ethical Theory G.A. Johnston 6. A Synopsis of Berkeley’s Monetary Philosophy Joseph Johnston 7. Universalization in Berkeley’s Rule-Utilitarianism Joseph Kupfer 8. Berkeley’s Social Theory: Context and Development David E. Leary 9. Berkeley as a Moral Philosopher Hugh W. Orange 10. George Berkeley’s Theory of Economic Policy and Classical Economic Liberalism Frank Petrella 11. George Berkeley Douglas Vickers 12. George Berkeley: Precursor of Keynes or Moral Economist on Underdevelopment Ian D.S. Ward
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.