« Reid said the business, but Berkeley did it. » Ferrier interprète de l'immatérialisme

Abstract : The paper sets out and discusses James Frederick Ferrier's interpretation of Berkeley's immaterialism. In two dense papers (1842, 1847), against the prevailing Reidean historiography, Ferrier rejects the claim that Berkeley subscribes to the way of ideas and thus to the basis tenets of representationalism. Far from defending subjective idealism, Berkeley holds some form of direct realism. In his Institutes of Metaphysic (1854), Ferrier goes further and draws on Berkeley's master argument to venture his own metaphysical views.
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Laurent Jaffro. « Reid said the business, but Berkeley did it. » Ferrier interprète de l'immatérialisme. Revue philosophique de la France et de l'étranger, Presses Universitaires de France, 2010, 135 (1), p. 135-149. ⟨10.3917/rphi.101.0135⟩. ⟨halshs-00535517⟩

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