Berkeley : Ideas, Immateralism, and Objective Presence

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This book offers novel interpretations of several of Berkeley's most distinctive philosophical doctrines, including his theory of vision, heterogeneity thesis, anti-abstractionism, immaterialism, likeness principle, and the divine language thesis. Key to those interpretations is a focus on Berkeley's critical use of the Cartesian doctrine of objective presence, which demands causal explanations for the content of sensory more

Product details

  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073914295X
  • 9780739142950

Review quote

Fields offers a persuasive argument for appealing more to Arnauld than to Descartes, Malebranche, or Locke to understand Berkeley's doctrines of vision, perception, abstraction, and God. By showing how Berkeley treats ideas as acts, Fields provocatively reinterprets Berkeley's contribution to modern philosophy. -- Stephen H. Daniel, Texas A&M Universityshow more

About Keota Fields

Keota Fields is assistant professor of philosophy at University of Massachusetts more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Ideas as Perceptual Acts Chapter 3. Seeing Distance, Size, and Orientation Chapter 4. The Molyneux Man Chapter 5. Immediate Perception and Heterogeneity Chapter 6. Abstraction and General Notions Chapter 7. Immaterialism Chapter 8. The World as a Divine Textshow more