A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1881 - Всего страниц: 424
"This book discusses the principles of human knowledge. Topics covered include: I. Berkeley's Life and Writings; II. The Precursors of Berkeley; III. Summaries of Berkeley's System; IV. Berkeleyanism, its Friends, Affinities, and Influence; V. Opponents and Objections; VI. Estimates of Berkeley, his Character, Writings, and Influence; VII. Idealism defined; VIII. Sceptical Idealism in the Development of Idealism from Berkeley to the Present: Hume; IX. Critical Idealism: Kant; X. Subjective Idealism: Fichte; XI. Objective Idealism: Schelling, Jacobi; XII. Absolute Idealism: Hegel; XIII. Theoretical Idealism: Schopenhauer; XIV. The Strength and Weakness of Idealism; XV. Characteristics of the Present Edition; XVI. Its Objects and Uses; Berkeley's Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge:--I. Eraser's Preface--Berkeley's Preface; II. Berkeley's Introduction; III. Berkeley's Principles." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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Стр. 128 - His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech: And night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language: Where their voice is not heard.
Стр. 182 - For example, does it not require some pains and skill to form the general idea of a triangle (which is yet none of the most abstract, comprehensive, and difficult)! for it must be neither oblique nor rectangle, neither equilateral, equicrural, nor scalenon; but all and none of these at once.
Стр. 324 - ... he could form no judgment of their shape, or guess what it was in any object that was pleasing to him. He knew not the shape of anything, nor any one thing from another, however different in shape or magnitude: but upon being told what things were, whose form he before knew from feeling, he would carefully observe, that he might know them again...
Стр. 293 - Since all things that exist are only particulars, how come we by general terms?' His answer is, 'Words become general by being made the signs of general ideas' (Essay on Human Understanding, b.
Стр. 181 - Now, if we will annex a meaning to our words, and speak only of what we can conceive, I believe we shall acknowledge that an idea which, considered in itself, is particular, becomes general by being made to represent or stand for all other particular ideas of the SAME SORT.
Стр. 208 - We perceive a continual succession of ideas, some are anew excited, others are changed or totally disappear. There is therefore some cause of these ideas, whereon they depend, and which produces and changes them.
Стр. 198 - Some there are who make a distinction betwixt primary and secondary qualities: by the former, they mean extension, figure, motion, rest, solidity, or impenetrability, and number: by the latter they denote all other sensible qualities, as colours, sounds, tastes, and so forth.
Стр. 278 - Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth, seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name: that strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
Стр. 210 - When in broad daylight I open my eyes, it is not in my power to choose whether I shall see or no, or to determine what particular objects shall present themselves to my view ; and so likewise as to the hearing and other senses, the ideas imprinted on them are not creatures of my will. There is therefore some other Will or Spirit that produces them.
Стр. 202 - Though it must be confessed this method of arguing does not so much prove that there is no extension or colour in an outward object, as that we do not know by sense which is the true extension or colour of the object.

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