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George Berkley “To be is to be perceived “ 1. What is material substance? 2. Immaterialism- Material substance does not exist, only in minds and idea 3. Against Locke’s primary and secondary qualities 4. Irish Philosopher 5. Empiricist- like David Hume and Descartes 6. Perception 7. Number of objects that exist because they are being perceived 8. Perceiving- an act of being, things that you are doing upon objects 9. He knows things exist because he is perceiving them
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Unformatted text preview: • Ideas or objects are things that must exist • Thing can go in and out of existence depending on who and how they are being perceived • God is the great perceiver- this makes things stop going in and out of existence • Primary and secondary qualities are all mental constructs • According to Berkley there are no primary only secondary qualities • The only things we can know for certain are ideas...
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