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Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues

George Berkeley
Edited with an introduction by Howard Robinson

26 February 2009

ISBN: 9780199555178

288 pages

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99



Berkeley's idealism started a revolution in philosophy. As one of the great empiricist thinkers he not only influenced British philosophers from Hume to Russell and the logical positivists in the twentieth century, he also set the scene for the continental idealism of Hegel and even the philosophy of Marx.

This edition of Berkeley's two key works has an introduction which examines and in part defends his arguments for idealism, as well as offering a detailed analytical contents list, extensive philosophical notes and an index.

  • The most up-to-date critical edition available

About the Author(s)

George Berkeley

Edited with an introduction by Howard Robinson, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool University; Soros Professor, ELTE, Budapest


There is something beautiful about the design of this series: their portability, even their tendency to become dog-eared. And this is a welcome reprint, sensitively edited. - Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian

the editions deserve great credit for the enthusiasm of their approach ... The introductions by eminent scholars put the thoughts of the author and the history of the time into clear perspective. Oxford should be given credit for making the classics accessible for all rather than just crib notes for students. - Jonathan Copeland, Lincolnshire Echo

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