If Berkeleian immaterialism
results from eliminating the material side of Descartes' dualism, a materialist approach to the mind results from eliminating the immaterial side.
George Berkeley (1685-1753) was the English proponent of Idealism, a theory of immaterialism
based on the premise that to exist is to be perceived.
4) This essay shows how Godwin exchanges an Enlightenment universalism and essentialism, heavily tinctured with Calvinist stoicism and immaterialism
, for a more skeptical romanticism which foregrounds the contingency and corporeality of human nature and which profoundly affects his interpretation, practice and deployment of history.
BRILLIANT 18th-century philosopher shook world with theory of immaterialism
Berman appreciates, more than many Berkeley scholars, the motivating force that skepticism had for Berkeley's immaterialism
But, Crittenden argues, nothing remarkable follows from that, certainly not immaterialism
about conscious states, for in a context, "[g]iven an understanding of the background situation and the absence of complicating factors, we simply grasp" that the subject is in such-and-such a conscious state.