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George Berkeley and Early Modern Philosophy

Stephen H. Daniel


This book focuses on how, for Berkeley, mind is related to its ideas. It does not assume that thinkers like Descartes, Malebranche, or Locke define for Berkeley the context in which he develops his own thought. Instead, it indicates how he draws on a tradition that informed his early training and that challenges much of the early modern thought with which he is often associated. Specifically, this book indicates how Berkeley’s distinctive treatment of mind (as the activity whereby objects are differentiated and related to one another) highlights how mind neither precedes the existence of objec ... More

Keywords: Berkeley, mind, idea, God, substance, Stoicism, Ramism, activity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192893895
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192893895.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen H. Daniel, author
Presidential Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University