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George Berkeley Alciphron in Focus : Philosophical Issues in Science Series - David Berman

George Berkeley Alciphron in Focus

Philosophical Issues in Science Series

By: David Berman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415063739
Number Of Pages: 244

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The only available separate edition of Berkeley's text, this volume contains the four most important dialogues of George Berkeley's Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher (1732) together with essays and commentaries from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Alciphron is Berkeley's most sustained work of philosophical theology. It also contains his final views of meaning and language, some of which (as Anthony Flew argues in his essay) anticipate those of Wittgenstein. In his introduction David Berman shows that Alciphron has a closer connection with Berkeley's Immaterialist philosophy than is generally thought. George Berkeley Alciphron in Focus will be of considerable interest to philosophy students, particularly those concerned with philosophy of religion and language. It will also be of interest to students in religious studies and intellectual history, since in Alciphron Berkeley develops one of the last great philosophical defences of religion as well as providing a shrewd account of the rise and nature of deism and atheism. This is the only available edition of Alciphron . It is also the only edition that, by including critical essays, assists the student to evaluate Alciphron's theoretical and historical importance.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Alciphronp. 17
The First Dialoguep. 22
The Third Dialoguep. 55
The Fourth Dialoguep. 84
The Seventh Dialoguep. 116
From Divine Analogy (1733) Pp. 475-9, 521-5, 537-40p. 162
'Additions and Corrections' from Inquiry into Beauty and Virtue (4Th Edn, 1738)p. 169
From Philosophical Works (1754), Vol. 1, Pp. 176-81p. 171
From 'Berkeley's Life and Writings' (1871)p. 175
From English Thought in the Eighteenth Century (1876)p. 177
Berkeley on Beautyp. 179
Berkeley's Divine Language Argumentp. 185
Cognitive Theology and Emotive Mysteries in Berkeley's Alciphronp. 200
Was Berkeley a Precursor of Wittgenstein?p. 214
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780415063739
ISBN-10: 0415063736
Series: Philosophical Issues in Science Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 25th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1