Berkeley’s Arguments on Realism and Idealism

Winter, Mr. Blake K. (2008) Berkeley’s Arguments on Realism and Idealism. [Preprint]

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We analyse Berkeley's argument that realism cannot be defined, and show that his epistemological assumptions lead to the inevitable conclusion that solipsism is the only definable metaphysics. We conclude with a discussion of what this means for the realism/idealism debate, and also with a discussion of the possibility for apodictic evidence in this matter.

Item Type:Preprint
Additional Information:Published in Lyceum X(1) 2008,
Keywords:Berkeley, idealism, realism, solipsism, apodictic evidence
Subjects:Philosophy > Epistemology
Philosophy > Metaphysics
ID Code:6440
Deposited By:Winter, Mr. Blake K.
Deposited On:16 May 2009 17:33
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57


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