A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

Version: Unabridged
Author: George Berkeley
Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Genres: Philosophy
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: September 2011
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

First published in 1710, George Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge is a seminal contribution to Empiricist philosophy. Making the bold assertion that the physical world consists only of ideas and thus does not exist outside the mind, this work establishes Berkeley as the founder of the immaterialist school of thought. A major influence on such later philosophers as David Hume and Immanuel Kant, Berkeley's ideas have played a role in such diverse fields as mathematics and metaphysics and continue to spark debate today.

Author Details

Author Details

Berkeley, George

George Berkeley (1685-1753) was one of the three great British empiricist philosophers; his best known works include An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision and A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge.