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Berkeley: A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

George_Berkeley_by_Jonh_SmibertA Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge is a 1710 work by George Berkeley, which sets out an idealist theory of knowledge, similar to that of Locke, in the service of a radically different idealist metaphysics. Berkeley argues that the source of our ideas cannot be material things, but only other ideas, and the ultimate basis of objective reality is therefore the existence of ideas in the mind of God.

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Free online texts

Early Modern Texts: The Principles of Human Knowledge, adapted and translated into modern English, by Jonathan Bennett. PDF format.

Gutenberg : A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. Multiple formats.

Internet Archive: The Principles of Human Knowledge (1907). Multiple formats.

Internet Archive: The Principles of Human Knowledge, with works by Locke and Hume. (Great Books of the Western World edition, 1937). Multiple formats.

Trinity College Dublin: A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. Multiple Formats.

Wikisource: A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. HTML and other formats.

Other Resources

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: Bishop Berkeley. Peter Millican, Tom Stoneham and Michela Massimi.

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: George Berkeley (1685-1753).

The Internet Philosophy Ontology Project: George Berkeley.

Librivox: A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge - public domain audiobook.

PhilPapers Open Access: A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: George Berkeley.

Wikipedia: George Berkeley - A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge.

Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.

David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.

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