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George Berkeley

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The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.

— George Berkeley

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All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind.

— George Berkeley

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He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave.

— George Berkeley

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Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free.

— George Berkeley

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The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by long poring on it.

— George Berkeley

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Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.

— George Berkeley

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From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God.

— George Berkeley

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I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals.

— George Berkeley

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If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever.

— George Berkeley

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So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken.

— George Berkeley

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About George Berkeley

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In 1734 he was appointed Bishop of Cloyne in Ireland a position he was to hold until his death. He takes heat as an example of a secondary quality. In 1721/2 he was made Dean of Dromore and in 1724 Dean of Derry.

In this book Berkeley's views were represented by Philonous (Greek: 'lover of mind') while Hylas (Greek: 'matter') embodies the Irish thinker’s opponents in particular John Locke. Interest in Berkeley's work increased after World War II because he tackled many of the issues of paramount interest to philosophy in the 20th century such as the problems of perception the difference between primary and secondary qualities and the importance of language.

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