9780941736053

Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

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  • ISBN13:

    9780941736053

  • ISBN10:

    0941736059

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

First published in 1713, this work was designed as a vivid and persuasive presentation of the remarkable picture of reality that Berkeley had first presented two years earlier in his Principles. His central claim there, as here, was that the world is not material but mental. Berkeley uses thisthesis as the ground for a new argument for the existence of God, and the dialogue form enables him to raise and respond to many of the natural objections to his position. This volume uses the 1734 edition of the text, supplemented by an analysis of the Dialogues and a glossary.

Table of Contents

Introductory Material
How to Use this Book
Editor's Introduction
Why read the Dialogues?
Berkeley's Life
Synopsis of the Dialogues
Berkeley's Metaphysical System
The Main Arguments
Berkeley's Philosophical Purposes
Berkeley's Intellectual Antecedents
Special Topics: Pyrrhonism
Substance
Science
The Relation between the Dialogues and the Principles
The Text Printed in this Edition
Bibliography and Further Reading
Analysis of the Dialogues
The Text
Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous
Preface
Dialogue I
Dialogue II
Dialogue III
Glossary, Notes, and Index
Glossary
Notes to the Dialogues
Index
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