University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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The prominent 18th century empirical philosopher George Berkeley espoused a philosophy known as “idealism.” This thesis aims to show that George Berkeley’s idealism is a formidable player in philosophy of mind. The present research unfolds his arguments for idealism as they appear in A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, turning at several points to The Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous for clarification. This research further explores the fundamentals of idealism in light of philosophy of mind, highlighting idealism’s intrinsic connection to this discipline. While this work is far from exhaustive, it provides the reader with essential information on Berkeley’s idealism and proves its worth as a philosophy in today’s world.
Much thanks to Dr. Ribeiro and Dr. Mills for their help on the project. Much thanks to Dr. Youngs and Dr. Boling for inspiring my career into Philosophy & Religion.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Idealism; Metaphysics; Philosophy of mind
Berkeley, George, 1685-1753 -- Criticism and interpretation
History of Philosophy | Philosophy of Mind
Powell, Joshua L., "George Berkeley's idealism: an examination of the idealist metaphysics and its connection to philosophy of mind" (2020). Honors Theses.