Selections from Berkeley: With an Introduction and Notes, for the Use of Students in the Universities

Selections from Berkeley: With an Introduction and Notes, for the Use of Students in the Universities

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Selections from Berkeley: With an Introduction and Notes, for the Use of Students in the Universities

Selections from Berkeley: With an Introduction and Notes, for the Use of Students in the Universities

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In this Edition the verbal expression of the thought contained in the Editor's Historical Introduction to the Selections, as well as in his Prefatory Notes and Annotations, has been amended. Some additional philosophical problems have been suggested. The design in each of the Three Parts into which the Selections are divided, and the mutual relations of those Parts have been made more obvious. The Second Part, which follows the First in logical order, although it may with advantage come first in the order of study, consists of psychological analyses which illustrate the gradual evolution of mind in the individual, from its rise in sense to the faith in Divine Reason that is unconsciously presupposed even in senseperception. The First Part, with its metaphysical Immaterialism, discusses the claim of Matter and physical causation to account adequately for self-conscious life and the changes in nature. The Third Part suggests the immanence of Active Reason in the universe and in man.

It is hoped that the book is now better fitted for its intended use as an aid to reflection on the spiritual constitution of man and the universe, in connection with fundamental questions raised by contemporary Materialism, and that it is thus less unworthy of the indulgent reception which it has already met with in Britain and America.

December, 1890.

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