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What is Lonergan Up to in Insight?: A Primer

Terry J. Tekippe - Philosophy - 1996 - 164 pages
...stood talking for some time together of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the nonexistence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is merely ideal. ! observed, that though we are satisfied his doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute it. I...
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Relativism and Reality: A Contemporary Introduction

Robert Kirk - Philosophy - 1999 - 192 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 arc satisfied his doctrine is not true. it is impossible to refute it. I never shall forgei the alacrity...
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Englishness and National Culture

Antony Easthope - History - 1999 - 243 pages
...stood talking for some time about 'Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that every thing in the universe is merely ideal'. Johnson was clearly appalled at this threat to empirical reality. Boswell continues: I observed, that...
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Collected Works of George Grant: 1933-1950

George Parkin Grant, Henry Roper - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 496 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...striking his foot with mighty force against a large stone til he rebounded from it -"I refute it thus.'" (New York: Everyman Edition, Knopf, 1992), 295-6. 4...
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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Berkeley and the Principles of Human Knowledge

Robert J. Fogelin - Philosophy - 2001 - 166 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 1 observed, that though we are satisfied that his doctrine is not true, it is impossible to refute...
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In This Very Moment: A Simple Guide to Zen Buddhism

James Ishmael Ford - Philosophy - 2002 - 114 pages
...of Bishop Berkeley's ingenious sophistry to prove the non-existence of matter, and that everything in the universe is merely ideal. I observed that though...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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Joan Robinson: Critical Assessments of Leading Economists

Prue Kerr, Geoffrey Colin Harcourt - Economics - 2002 - 520 pages
...Materialists. (Materialists, I mean in the sense of Dr. Johnson's refutation of Berkeley's idealism — "striking his foot with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it, / refute it thus." There will be some at least of my Materialists who are worthy followers of Dr. Johnson.)...
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A Hundred Years of English Philosophy

N. Milkov - Philosophy - 2003 - 302 pages
...later published in On Certainty. 66 Here it is as if Moore follows Samuel Johnson from this passage: 'Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force...against a large stone, till he rebounded from it, "1 refute it [Berkeley's thesis that matter doesn't exist] thus"' (Boswell 1791, i, p. 471). '[A] thing...
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The Scientific & the Divine: Conflict and Reconciliation from Ancient Greece ...

James A. Arieti, Patrick A. Wilson - Philosophy - 2003 - 334 pages
...matter. Describing the moment, James Boswell writes, "I observed, that though we are satisfied that 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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The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 1: Family Letters, 1905-1931

C. S. Lewis - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 1072 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...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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