Born and reared in Ireland, George Berkeley studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and then taught as a fellow there, eventually becoming Dean of Derry (1724) and Bishop of Cloyne (1734) in the Irish branch of the Anglican church. His primary philosophical interests included metaphysics and epistemology, the psychology of perception, philosophy of science, and natural theology. But he is best known for his defense of metaphysical idealism and denial of the existence of matter. Berkeley's best-known writings were produced relatively early in his life, between the ages of 24 and 28: They included Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision (1709), Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710), and Three Dialogues (1713). In 1728 Berkeley made a voyage to the United States in an unsuccessful attempt to found a college in Bermuda. He lived for two years at Newport, Rhode Island, and had a significant influence on American education, chiefly through his association with and donation of books to Yale University and his correspondence with Samuel Johnson, the first president of what is now Columbia University.
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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Berkeley’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major works
* All of the treatises, with individual contents tables
* Features rare works appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Siris’ and ‘The Theory of Vision’
* Rare translations of Berkeley’s two Latin works: ‘Arithmetica’ and ‘Miscellanea Mathematica’, available for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Berkeley’s contribution to philosophy
* Features two bonus biographies – discover Berkeley’s intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres
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Miscellanea Mathematica (1707)
Common-Place Book (1709)
An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision (1709)
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710)
A Discourse on Passive Obedience (1712)
Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (1713)
An Essay towards Preventing the Ruin of Great Britain (1721)
De Motu (1721)
A Proposal for Better Supplying Churches in our Foreign Plantations (1725)
A Sermon Preached before the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (1732)
The Theory of Vision (1733)
The Analyst (1734)
A Defence of Free-thinking in Mathematics (1735)
Reasons for Not Replying to Mr. Walton’s Full Answer (1735)
The Querist (1737)
A Discourse addressed to Magistrates and Men of Authority (1736)
A Word to the Wise (1749)
Farther Thoughts on Tar-Water (1752)
Extract from ‘A Treatise of Human Nature’ by David Hume
Berkeley by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Extract from ‘The World as Will and Idea’ by Arthur Schopenhauer
Extract from ‘The Principles of Psychology’ by William James
George Berkeley by A. Campbell Fraser
George Berkeley by Robert Adamson
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