George Berkeley

George Berkeley (/ˈbɑːrkli/;[1][2] 12 Mairch 1685 – 14 Januar 1753) — kent as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop o Cloyne) — wis an Erse filosofer whase primar achievement wis the advancement o a theory he cried "immaterialism" (later referred tae as "subjective idealism" bi ithers). This theory denies the exeestence o material substance an insteid contends that familiar objects lik tables an chairs are anly ideas in the minds o perceivers an, as a result, canna exeest withoot bein perceived. Berkeley is an aa kent for his critique o abstraction, an important premise in his argument for immaterialism.

George Berkeley
Portrait o Berkeley bi John Smybert, 1727
Born12 Mairch 1685(1685-03-12)
Coonty Kilkenny, Ireland
Dee'd14 Januar 1753(1753-01-14) (aged 67)
Oxford, Ingland
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin (BA 1704; MA 1707)
Era18t century filosofie
RegionWastren Filosofie
Main interests
Christianity, metapheesics, epistemology, leid, mathematics, perception
Notable ideas
Subjective idealism, master argument

References eedit

  1. Watson, Richard A. (1993–94). "Berkeley Is Pronounced Barclay" (PDF). Berkeley Newsletter (13): 1–3. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 3 Julie 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
  2. "Berkeley" entry in Collins English Dictionary, HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.