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Title: Berkeley's Principles of Idealism: Objectivity through Notions
Authors: Nelson, Douglas L.
Advisors: Garber, Daniel
Contributors: Burgess, John P.
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: Some commentators believe Berkeley's Idealism is actually a reified dualism or skeptical subjectivism based upon the invalid implementation of Aristotelean metaphysics or antiabstractionism. I argue that these critics fail to recognize that perception is the foundation of both Berkeley's anti-abstraction and ontology. His philosophy is a precursor to Kant in its presumption of necessarily true knowledge of experience through a nominalistic relation of particulars via notional understanding.
Extent: 44 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2020

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