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: Real Knowlege

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“Nothing seems of more Importance, towards Erecting a firm System of sound and real Knowlege, which may be Proof against the Assaults of Scepticism, than to lay the beginning in a distinct Explication, of what is meant by Thing, Reality, Existence: For in vain shall we Dispute, concerning the real Existence of Things, or pretend to any Knowlege thereof, so long as we have not fix’d the meaning of those Words. Thing or Being is the most general Name of all, it comprehends under it two Kinds intirely distinct and heterogeneous, and which have nothing common but the Name, viz. Spirits and Ideas. The former are Active, Indivisible, Incorruptible Substances: The latter are Inert, Fleeting, Perishable Passions, or Dependent Beings, which subsist not by themselves, but are supported by, or Exist in Minds or Spiritual Substances.” (§89) #Berkeley #knowlege

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.