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Berkeley, George Syllabification: Berke·ley, George
Pronunciation: /ˈbärklē/ /ˈbər-/

Definition of Berkeley, George in English:

(1685–1753), Irish philosopher and bishop. He argued that material objects exist only by being perceived.


Pronunciation: /ˈbärklēəˌnizəm/ /ˈbər-/
Example sentences
  • We might call it a neo-Berkeleian argument, but I think it is close enough to Berkeley's intentions to just call it plain vanilla Berkeleianism.
  • No evasions, no sophisms… can remove the clear and indisputable fact that Ernst Mach's doctrine that things are complexes of sensations is subjective idealism and a simple rehash of Berkeleianism.
  • Mach does not ask himself such embarrassing questions when he mechanically jumbles fragments of Berkeleianism with the views of natural science, which instinctively adheres to the materialist theory of knowledge.
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