George Berkeley
#355 Overall Influence

George Berkeley

Anglo-Irish philosopher, 1685-1753

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George Berkeley – known as Bishop Berkeley – was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called “immaterialism” . This theory denies the existence of material substance and instead contends that familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in the minds of perceivers and, as a result, cannot exist without being perceived. Berkeley is also known for his critique of abstraction, an important premise in his argument for immaterialism.

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Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin

Constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland

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#50 World Rank
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#746 World Rank
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