Summary: George Berkeley Alciphron in Focus contains the four most important dialogues of George Berkeley's Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher (1732), together with essays and commentaries from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Alciphron is Berkeley's most sustained work of philosophical theology, and contains his final views of meaning and language, some of which anticipate those of Wittgenstein. In Alciphron, Berkeley develops one of the last great philosophical ...show moredefenses of religion and provides a shrewd account of the rise and nature of deism and atheism.
In his introduction, David Berman shows that Alciphron has a closer connection with Berkeley's Immaterialist philosophy than is generally thought. The only edition available of Alciphron, this book also includes critical essays which will assist the student in evaluating the theoretical importance of Berkeley's work. ...show less