The world is like a board with holes in it, and the square men have got into the round holes, and the round into the square.
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|Birth:||12th March, 1685|
|Death:||14th January, 1753|
Bishop Berkeley was born at his family home, Dysart Castle, near Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland. He was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called "immaterialism". This theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in the minds of perceivers, 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. In 1709, Berkeley published his first major work, An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision, in which he discussed the limitations of human vision and advanced the theory that the proper objects of sight are not material objects, but light and colour.
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