Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.
Many things, for aught I know, may exist, whereof neither I nor any other man hath or can have any idea or notion whatsoever.
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Some truths there are so near and obvious to the mind that a man need only open his eyes to see them. Such I take this important one to be, viz. that all the choir of heaven and furniture of the earth, in a word all those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world, have not any subsistence without a mind—that their being is to be perceived or known.
|Birth:||12th March, 1685|
|Death:||14th January, 1753|
George Berkeley was born in Kilkenny, Ireland. He was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called "immaterialism". He is best known for his early works on vision and metaphysics. He is also known for his critique of abstraction, an important premise in his argument for immaterialism. In 1709, he 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. His last major philosophical work, Siris, begins by advocating the medicinal use of tar water and then continues to discuss a wide range of topics, including science, philosophy, and theology. He was educated at Kilkenny College and attended Trinity College, Dublin, earning a bachelor's degree in 1704 and completing a master's degree in 1707.
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