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Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley John Russell Roberts

Metaphysics for the Mob: The Philosophy of George Berkeley

John Russell Roberts

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781281163837
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172 pages
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Roberts first defends Berkeleys claim that in fact, his philosophy does square with commonsense (the beliefs of what he and Berkeley call the mob). He then defends Berkeleys positive metaphysics, which was that reality consists of spiritualMoreRoberts first defends Berkeleys claim that in fact, his philosophy does square with commonsense (the beliefs of what he and Berkeley call the mob). He then defends Berkeleys positive metaphysics, which was that reality consists of spiritual substances, not material ones. Lastly, Roberts emphasizes the importance of the distinction between the active and passive in Berkeleys system, and connects Berkeleys views on language and meaning to future figures like Austin and Wittgenstein.