The Works of George Berkeley - Vol. 3

The Works of George Berkeley - Vol. 3

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The Works of George Berkeley - Vol. 3

The Works of George Berkeley - Vol. 3

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The Analyst was published in 1734, in Dublin and in London, when its author was leaving London to take possession of the remote bishopric of Cloyne, after a stay of two years in England, following his return from Rhode Island. He was still engaged with the minute philosophers when he returned to Ireland; and Alciphron had evoked the criticisms of theologians and orthodox thinkers as well as of religious sceptics. In April, 1734, he tells his friend Samuel Johnson in Connecticut, that 'as to the Bishop of Cork's (Browne) book , and the other book you allude to, the author whereof is one Baxter , they are both very little read and considered here; for which reason I have taken no public notice of them. To answer objections already answered, and repeat the same things, is a needless as well as disagreeable task. Nor should I have taken notice of that Letter about Vision , had it not been printed in a newspaper, which spread it through the kingdom. Beside, the Theory of . . .

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