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Berkeley’s Arguments on Realism and Idealism

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

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Abstract

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, http://lyceumphilosophy.com/?q=node/98
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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