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" Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it, "I refute it thus. "
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Life of Johnson, Volumes 1-2

James Boswell - 1904
...talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence noi) true, it is impossible to refute it. I never shallforget the alacrity with which Johnson answered,...
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Organized Religion According to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Thomas Paul Urumpackal - Religion - 1972 - 283 pages
...Bishop of Cloyne (1685-1753) declared in his church " cssc est percipi", Dr. Johnson refuted it by " striking his foot with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it " 55. All the same, idealism, in one form or another, had gained sufficient footing among the intellectuals...
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American Made: New Fiction from the Fiction Collective

Mark Leyner, Curtis White, Thomas Glynn - Fiction - 1986 - 214 pages
...inexplicable joy. NORMAJST LAVEBS Rumors I observed, that though we are satisfied that [Bishop Berkeley's] doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute it....foot with mighty force against a large stone, till it rebounded from it, 'I refute it thus.' The asylum, I believe, is located near the old Hearst Castle....
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Samuel Johnson & the Impact of Print

Alvin B. Kernan - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 357 pages
...anything outside his mind is really there. The Johnsonian incident took place at Harwich where he struck "his foot with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it," while saying to Boswell of Berkeley's idealism, "I refute it thus." The list of Johnson-Wordsworth...
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 262 pages
...talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is merely ideal. I observed, that though we are satisf1ed his doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute it. I never shall forget the alacrity...
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The Rhetoric of Berkeley's Philosophy

Peter Walmsley - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 205 pages
...Pembroke, Leibniz and Elizabeth Montagu, as well as Clarke and Whiston.14 Boswell too felt tongue-tied: 'though we are satisfied his doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute it'.15 Hume was moved to make this analysis of his feelings on reading Berkeley's work: " GS Rousseau...
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Christianity & Western Thought: A History of Philosophers, Ideas & Movements

Colin Brown - Religion - 1990 - 447 pages
...himself discussing with Dr. Johnson the Bishop Berkeley's "ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is merely ideal." Boswell recalls how I observed, that though we are satisfied his doctrine is not true, it is impossible...
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Samuel Johnson and Biographical Thinking

Catherine Neal Parke - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 178 pages
...probably says as much about us, our fears, and our longings, as it says about him, perhaps more. In first "striking his foot with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it" and then remarking, "I refute it thus,"5 he thrust his large, awkward body and his forcefully precise...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - Science - 1991 - 312 pages
...Life of Johnion 26 April 1779 24 [In refutation of the idealism of Bishop Berkeley] 'Johnson struck his foot with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it, saying, "I refute it thus".' In Boswell Lift- of Johnion 6 August 1763 25 People have nowadays got...
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Theories and Narratives: Reflections on the Philosophy of History

Alex Callinicos - History - 1995 - 252 pages
...Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is ideal. I observed, that though we are satisfied his...doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute it. I shall never forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force against...
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