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Berkeley on Perception
This paper looks at Bishop George Berkeley's views on perception, concentrating on his work 'Three Dialogues'.
# 123341 | 2,250 words | 19 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Sociology (Theory) , Literature (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses George Berkeley's view that "To be is to perceive or to be perceived." The writer uses only Berkeley's 'Three Dialogues' to discuss sensations, skepticism, existence of God, and perception.

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"Bishop George Berkeley proposed that to be is to perceive or to be perceived a construct that departs from the philosophy of John Locke and introduces what Berkeley would call an idealistic rather than a materialistic approach to understanding human existence. It is also a precursor to his proof of the existence of God an existence revealed in the notion that man's ideas about the world come directly from God. This essay will explore Berkeley's concept as explicated in 'Three Dialogues' in which Philonous ..."

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