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🇮🇪3/12 - George Berkeley’s Birthday

George Berkeley who achieved advanced of the theory named “immaterialism”.

• Born: March 12, 1685
• Died: January 14, 1753
• Nationality: Irish
• Denomination: Anglican

George Barkeley – known as Bishop Berkeley – was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of the theory he called “immaterialism” (later referred to as “subjective idealism” by others). This theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are ideas perceived by the minds and, as a result, cannot exist without being perceived. Berkeley is also known for his critique of abstraction, an important premise in his argument for immaterialism. Interest in Berkeley's work increased after World War II because he tackled many of the issues of paramount interest to philosophy in the 20th century, such as the problems of perception, the difference between primary and secondary qualities, and the importance of language.

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