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A Metaphysics for the MobThe Philosophy of George Berkeley$
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John Russell Roberts

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313932

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313932.001.0001

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 The Berkelian Basics

 The Berkelian Basics

Why Esse Is Not Percipi

(p.3) I The Berkelian Basics
A Metaphysics for the Mob

John Russell Roberts (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

The chapter begins the task of elucidating Berkeley's active/passive distinction by focusing on his understanding of the concept of existence. The latter is elucidated by mapping Berkeley's understanding of its relationship to concepts such as simplicity, unity, identity, and substance. Berkeley's view of existence is contrasted with the competing views of Descartes and Locke. Throughout the chapter, the bundle-theory interpretation of spirits is used as a stalking horse and shown to be incompatible with Berkeley's account of existence as it applies to spirits.

Keywords:   identity, unity, simplicity, substance, spirit, bundle-theory, pure reflective intellect, Hume, Descartes, Malebranche

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