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The Other Bishop BerkeleyAn Exercise in Reenchantment$
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Costica Bradatan

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823226931

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823226931.001.0001

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5. Philosophy as Apologetics

5. Philosophy as Apologetics

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(p.116) 5. Philosophy as Apologetics
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The Other Bishop Berkeley
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Costica Bradatan

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0006

This chapter examines George Berkeley's thought from the standpoint of the Christian apologetic tradition. It attempts to show that the roots of Berkeley's thought could be found in this tradition. The first part of this chapter outlines the broader theoretical framework within which the discussion of Berkeley's apologetics is to be placed and looks at the special relationship that theism bears on his immaterialist philosophy. The second part suggests that his Alciphron is an example of apologetic writing.

Keywords:   George Berkeley, Christian apologetic tradition, theism, immaterialist philosophy, Alciphron, apologetic writing

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