The Moral Philosophy of George Berkeley by Paul J. Olscamp.

Upon the whole, I am inclined to think that the far greater part, if not all, of those difficulties which have hitherto amused philosophers, and blocked up the way to knowledge, are entirely owing to our selves. That we have 1 first raised a dust, and then complain, we cannot see. . . . there are so...

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Main Author: Olscamp, Paul J. (Author,
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Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1969.
Edition:1st ed. 1969.
Series:International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées, 33
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Table of Contents:
  • I: The language of the Author of Nature
  • 1. The Nature of the Metaphor
  • 2. Signs and Symbols, Suggestion and Judgment
  • 3. Further Development, and Natural Laws
  • 4. A Theory of Truth, and Natural Laws
  • II: Utilitarian and Rule-Utilitarian Elements in Berkeley’s Normative Ethics
  • 1. Kinds of Pleasures and Pains, and the Moral End of Man
  • 2. Passive Obedience and Moral Rules
  • 3. Two Kinds of Moral Rules, and some Theological Implications
  • 4. Some Rule-Utilitarian Elements
  • 5. A Preliminary Summing-Up
  • III: Ethical Acts and Free Will
  • 1. Acts and Consequences
  • 2. Free Will
  • 3. Other Evidence, Guilt, and Comments
  • 4. Preliminary Conclusions
  • IV: The Role of God and the Definition of Good
  • 1. The Necessary Argument
  • 2. The Probable Argument
  • 3. Another Kind of Evidence, and the Meaning of “Good”.
  • 4. Criticisms
  • V: Berkeley and the Emotive Uses of Ethical Language
  • 1. Abstract General Ideas and the “Familiar” Uses of Words
  • 2. More About Berkeley’s Theory of Truth
  • 3. An Important Passage and a Working Example
  • VI: Berkeley and Shaftesbury
  • 1. Shaftesbury’s Ethical System
  • 2. More about Moral Sense, and Enthusiasm
  • 3. Berkeley versus Shaftesbury
  • VII: Berkeley and Mandeville
  • 1. Mandeville’s Theory of Social Ethics and Human Nature
  • 2. Berkeley versus Mandeville
  • VIII: The Deists
  • 1. The Principles of Deism
  • 2. Some Individual Deists
  • IX: Peter Browne, Berkeley, and the Deists
  • 1. Peter Browne and Analogical Arguments
  • 2. Browne and Berkeley
  • 3. Berkeley versus the Deists
  • X: Conclusion
  • 1. Moral Philosophy
  • 2. Did Berkeley have a Moral philosophy?
  • 3. Some General Criticisms.