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George Berkeley


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George Berkeley : Siris: a chain of philosophical reflexions


Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Taylor Coleridge      Print: Book


George Berkeley : [unknown]

'At Maidstone, both on this occasion and subsequently when I served several months in separate confinement as a convict preparatory to going to Parkhurst, I was able, through the chaplain's kindness, to study not only Greek philosophy, but also Locke, Hume, Berkeley, Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, Schopenhauer, Fechner, Lotze, etc. Being a very rapid reader and having some ability in getting at the gist of a book I got through a fair amount of really interesting reading. ... In the summer I grabbed a book as soon as it was light enough to read, say, four o'clock, read till and during breakfast, dinner, supper and continued till 9:30 or 10 o'clock at night, an average of 8 to 10 hours a day. There were times, of course, when the burden of prison life bred a spirit of discontent and restlessness which books could not assuage.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Stuart Wood [pseud?]      Print: Book


George Berkeley : Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

'When I returned to Annan, it occurred to me, that it would be proper to see what was become of my Hall discourses. It occurred to me, much about the same time, that it would be proper to study Rumfords essays, Mackenzies travels, Humboldts New Spain, Berkeley's principles of knowledge, Stewarts essays, Simson's fluxions &c &c &c - It was some great man's advice, to every person in a hurry - never to do more than one thing at a time. Judge what progress I must have made - when I engaged in half-a-dozen. - Manufacturing theses - wrestling with lexicons, Chemical experiments, Scotch philosophy and Berkeleian Metaphysics - I have scarcely sufficient strength left, to write you even now. Upon consideration, therefore, of these egregious labours - I hope, you cannot refuse to forgive me.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Print: Book


George Berkeley : A treatise concerning the principles of human knowledge

'Read the Introduction to Berkeley's "Principles of Human Knowledge", in which he really seems to be serious and in earnest...'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Green      Print: Book


[George] Berkeley : The principles of human knowledge

'I have read since last October a good deal of the history relating to the East...: not much of books not connected with India. ...;[but includes] Berkeley's essay on "The Principles of Human Knowledge" ; ..'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mountstuart Elphinstone      Print: Book


George Berkeley : Works

'Shelley reads Berkeley'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Percy Bysshe Shelley      Print: Book


George Berkeley : Works

'S reads Berkeley and part of "Much ado about nothing["] aloud; read XI XII XIII Essays of Hume.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Percy Bysshe Shelley      Print: Book


George Berkeley : 

[on the Apostles, Cambridge students' society to which Alfred Tennyson belonged] 'These friends not only debated on politics but read their Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Butler, Hume, Bentham, Descartes and Kant, and discussed such questions as the Origin of Evil, the Derivation of Moral Sentiments, Prayer and the Personality of God.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: The Apostles     Print: Book


George [?] Berkeley : Guardian

'I have been reading Berkeley's paper, no. 55, in the "Guardian". There is this curious inconsistency in it, that setting out with deprecating any intention to turn argument into satire, by attributing ill designs to his opponents, the writer yet uses no argument throughout but what is derived from designs supposed of one sort or another...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: John Ruskin      Print: Serial / periodical


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