Berkeley: Abstract General Ideas

“By observing how ideas become general we may the better judge how words are made so. And here it is to be noted that I do not deny absolutely there are general ideas, but only that there are any ABSTRACT GENERAL IDEAS”. (Intro., §12) #Berkeley #AbstractGeneralIdeas

Berkeley, George, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowlege: Part I. Wherein the Chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences, with the Grounds of Scepticism, Atheism, and Irreligion, are Inquir’d Into. Dublin 1710.