The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley’s Three Dialogues is an engaging introduction to the last of a trio of works that cemented Berkeley’s position as one of the truly great philosophers of the western canon. Berkeley’s distinctive idealist philosophy has been a challenge and inspiration for thinkers ever since.
Written for readers approaching this seminal work for the first time, this book:
- provides the philosophical context in which Three Dialogues was written;
- critically discusses the arguments in each of the Three Dialogues; and
- examines some of the principal disputes concerning the interpretation of his work.
The Routledge Guidebook to Berkeley’s Three Dialogues offers a clear and comprehensive guide to this ground-breaking volume and includes further reading sections at the end of each chapter. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this influential work.
Table of Contents
1. The Context of Berkeley’s Three Dialogues. 2. The sceptical challenge. 3. The nature of the sensible I. 4. The Nature of the sensible II. 5. The existence and activity of God. 6. The rejection of theistic materialism. 7. A world in flux? 8. Mind and morality. Bibliography. Index.