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Bishop Berkeley is the lead example, within academia today, of the metaphysical belief of idealism. His "A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge" can be summed up in a single phrase: "esse est percipi", meaning, all that is is perceived.

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What are the main differences between Berkeley's and Locke's view of ideas?

I'm currently taking Modern Philosophy at my university, and we went over Berkeley and Locke in a span of ten minutes in order to get to Hume. As far as what they (Berkeley and Locke) thought about "...
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How does Berkeley's idealism differ from others that might be called idealist

Having read Berkeley's work, I am aware of his theory, and definitely disagree with large parts of it - I would like to know how his idealism compares with that of other philosophers, particularly ...
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Was Berkeley NOT making the Master Argument?

This following article challenges the idea Berkeley was making the Master Argument against an ontologically mind-independent reality : Link to Article on Berkeley Wikipedia notes that: "Some claim ...
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Are Kant and Berkeley in closer philosophical relation than Kant wanted to believe?

Kant called Berkeley a "material idealist" on the grounds that Berkeley stated you are not and cannot experience objects outside a mind because the mind wouldn't understand what that means. Kant ...