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  • adjective Of or relating to Bishop Berkeley or his system of idealism.

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  • But idealism is intellectually unpalatable, in its Berkeleian version anyway: in the idea that there is no objective, material world, but only a set of subjective mental representations conforming to an orderly succession in the mind.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The mind also appears in a new passage called the Refutation of Idealism, where Kant attempts to tie the possibility of one sort of consciousness of self to consciousness of permanence in something other than ourselves, in a way he thought to be inconsistent with Berkeleian idealism.

    Kant's View of the Mind and Consciousness of Self

  • But idealism is intellectually unpalatable, in its Berkeleian version anyway: in the idea that there is no objective, material world, but only a set of subjective mental representations conforming to an orderly succession in the mind.

    Concepts and the world

  • Thus in contrast to Berkeleian “subjective idealism” it became common to talk of Hegel as incorporating the “objective idealism” of views, especially common among German historians, in which social life and thought were understood in terms of the conceptual or

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

  • I just can't shake the feeling that The Sims is Maxis's sneaky Berkeleian way of deriding capitalism as mere mindless consumerism.

    Diversity Among Designers

  • It is said, for example, that neutral monism is a form of (Berkeleian) idealism, of phenomenalism, or of panpsychism.

    Neutral Monism

  • For the Berkeleian scholarship he and another were judged equal, and, drawing lots, the other gained the scholarship; but they divided the honor.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861

  • But the Berkeleian way of meeting this difficulty is so familiar that I need not enlarge upon it now.

    The Analysis of Mind

  • The French sensist retained the spiritual soul, but his followers disposed of it as Hume had done with the Berkeleian soul relic.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Often, as I saunter along Piccadilly or Bond Street, I please myself with the Berkeleian notion that Matter has no existence; that this so solid-seeming World is all idea, all appearance -- that I am carried soft through space inside an immense Thought-bubble, a floating, diaphanous, opal-tinted Dream.

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