Berkeley: Idea

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„First, It is evident that when the Mind perceives any Idea, not immediately and of it self, it must be by the means of some other Idea. Thus, for Instance, the Passions which are in the Mind of another, are of themselves, to me invisible. I may nevertheless perceive them by Sight, tho‘ not immediately yet, by means of the Colours they produce in the Countenance. We do often see Shame or Fear in the Looks of a Man, by perceiving the Changes of his Countenance to Red or Pale.“ (no. IX) #Berkeley #idea

James: Empiricism

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„Now, ordinary empiricism, in spite of the fact that conjunctive and disjunctive relations present themselves as being fully co-ordinate parts of experience, has always shown a tendency to do away with the connections of things, and to insist most on the disjunctions. Berkeley’s nominalism, Hume’s statement that whatever things we distinguish are as ‚loose and separate‘ as if they had ’no manner of connection.‘ James Mill’s denial that similars have anything ‚really‘ in common, the resolution of the causal tie into habitual sequence, John Mill’s account of both physical things and selves as composed of discontinuous possibilities, and the general pulverization of all Experience by association and the mind-dust theory, are examples of what I mean.“ (p. 38) #James #empiricism #experience #Berkeley #Hume #Mill

James, William, Essays in Radical Empiricism and A Pluralistic Universe in one volume. New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1943.

Berkeley: Sensible Objects

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„It is indeed an Opinion strangely prevailing amongst Men, that Houses, Mountains, Rivers and in a word all sensible Objects have an Existence Natural or Real, distinct from their being perceiv’d by the Understanding.“ (§4) #Berkeley #SensibleObjects

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.

Berkeley: The Objects of Human Knowlege

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„IT is evident to any one who takes a Survey of the Objects of Human Knowlege, that they are either Ideas actually imprinted on the Senses, or else such as are perceiv’d by attending to the Passions and Operations of the Mind, or lastly Ideas formed by help of Memory and Imagination; either compounding, dividing, or barely representing those originally perceiv’d in the aforesaid ways.“ (§1) #Berkeley #ObjectsOfHumanKnowledge

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.

Berkeley: My Self

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„But besides all that endless variety of Ideas or Objects of Knowlege, there is likewise something which knows or perceives them, and exercises divers Operations, as Willing, Imagining, Remembering, &c. about them. This perceiving, active Being is what I call Mind, Spirit, Soul or my Self.“ (§2) #Berkeley #ideas #ObjectsOfKnowledge #mind #mySelf

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.