George Berkeley: Idealism and the Man

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Clarendon Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 230 pages
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George Berkeley is one of the best-known names in British philosophy. Unlike nearly all previous studies, this book looks at the full range of Berkeley's work and links it with his life--focusing in particular on his religious thought. Professor Berman presents a clear picture of Berkeley's career, and at the same time breaks new ground on, among other topics, Berkeley's philosophical strategy, his account of immortality, his Jacobitism, and his emotive theory of religious mysteries. Special attention is paid to the Irish context of his thought, his symbolic frontispieces and portraits, and recent discoveries concerning his life and writings.

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David Berman is at Trinity College, Dublin.

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