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Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge A Reader's Guide

by Alasdair Richmond

Part of the A Reader's Guides Series

Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge A Reader's Guide Synopsis

This title offers an introduction to Berkeley's seminal text, a key text in the history of philosophy that is very widely studied at undergraduate level. Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge is a key text in the history of British Empiricism and 18th - century thought. As a free-standing systematic exposition of Berkeley's ideas, this is a hugely important and influential text, central to any undergraduate's study of the history of philosophy.In Berkeley's 'Principles of Human Knowledge': A Reader's Guide , Alasdair Richmond provides a clear and accessible introduction to Berkeley's seminal text, offering guidance on: philosophical and historical context; key themes; reading the text; and, reception and influence and further reading. Continuum Reader's Guides are clear, concise and accessible introductions to key texts in literature and philosophy. Each book explores the themes, context, criticism and influence of key works, providing a practical introduction to close reading, guiding students towards a thorough understanding of the text. They provide an essential, up-to-date resource, ideal for undergraduate students.

Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge A Reader's Guide Press Reviews

Richmond's Reader's Guide is the perfect companion for those students approaching Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge for the first time. In a clear, unpretentious and often unobtrusively witty style, Richmond takes the reader through the work paragraph by paragraph, explaining its meaning, often by appeal to Berkeley's notebooks and other works. He asks the reader stimulating questions to help them engage with the text, and usefully sketches Berkeley's intellectual background and the fortunes of the work's reception. This is a book truly written with students in mind, and all the better for that. - Dr Peter Kail, University of Oxford, UK

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847060280
Publication date: 26th February 2009
Author: Alasdair Richmond
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages

About Alasdair Richmond

Alasdair Richmond is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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