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The Bloomsbury Companion to Berkeley


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List of Contributors Abbreviations Introduction, bertil belfrage & richard brook Part one Berkeley’s Life and Importance Chapter one Berkeley’s Biography, tom jones Chapter two Berkeley’s Bermuda Project in Context, nancy kendrick Chapter three Berkeley’s Correspondence, marc hight Chapter four Berkeley and Twentieth Century Realist-Anti-realist Controversies, howard michael robinson Part two Berkeley’s Major Works Chapter five Atomism in Berkeley’s Theory of Vision, bertil belfrage Chapter six Berkeley’s Principles of Human Knowledge, samuel rickless Chapter seven Berkeley’s Three Dialogues between Hylas, Philonous and the Sceptic, tom stoneham Chapter eight The Mystery of Goodness in Berkeley’s Passive Obedience, bertil belfrage Chapter nine Berkeley’s De Motu, richard brook Chapter ten Alciphron or the Minute Philosopher: Berkeley’s Redefinition of Free-Thinking, adam grzelinski Chapter eleven Berkeley’s Querist: ‘Hints... what is to be done in this Critical State of our Affairs’ or proposals for a Hyperborean Eutopia? patrick kelly Chapter twelve Berkeley’s Siris. An Interpretation, timo airaksinen Part three Berkeley in Context Chapter thirteen Berkeley and Descartes, charles mcCracken Chapter fourteen Berkeley and Leibniz, laurence carlin Chapter fifteen Berkeley and Locke on Perception, georges dicker Chapter sixteen Berkeley and Malebranche, charles mcCracken Chapter seventeen Reid’s Critique of Berkeley, james van cleve Chapter eighteen The Copy Principle in Berkeley and Hume, keota fields Chapter nineteen The Reception of Berkeley in Eighteen-century France, sébastien charles Part four main themes in berkeley’s philosophy Chapter twenty Berkeley and Common Sense, seth bordner Chapter twenty-one Immediate and Mediate Perception, richard glauser Chapter twenty-two Berkeley and Phenomenalism, jeff McDonough Chapter twenty-three The Nature of Mind in Berkeley’s Philosophy, talia bettcher Chapter twenty-four Berkeley on the Philosophy of Language, john roberts Chapter twenty-five Berkeley’s Philosophy of Mathematics, wolfgang breidert Chapter twenty-six Berkeley’s Philosophy of Religion, kenneth pearce Bibliography Index

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A comprehensive one-volume reference guide to the life, work and thought of George Berkeley, written by an international team of leading scholars.

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Bertil Belfrage became Assistant Professor (universitetslektor) in Theoretical Philosophy at Lund University, Sweden, in 1970 andResearch Fellow in the History of Ideas and Sciences in 1993. Richard Brook is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Bloomsburg University, USA.


This companion achieves a lot and is well worth the money ... If a collection serves users who are seriously involved with Berkeley studies not just in passing but with real committed focus, then this companion is of real value.
*Reference Reviews*

This is a very impressive, wide-ranging and substantial collection of essays. Written by the recognized experts in the field of Berkeley studies, it is bound to establish itself as a standard reference work on Berkeley.
*David Berman, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland*

A comprehensive and timely addition to Berkeley scholarship. Very impressive in its coverage, this Bloomsbury Companion is a great resource and a fitting tribute to Berkeley's philosophy in all its many aspects.
*Alasdair Richmond, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, UK*

All of Berkeley’s major works are addressed, from those with which his fame is associated today … to his writings in mathematics, political economy, apologetics, and philosophy of perception. The result is an exceptionally complete and authoritative introduction to Berkeley. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.

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