ISBN 9781846841910,Reader's Guides: Berkley's Three Dialogues

Reader's Guides: Berkley's Three Dialogues

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Publisher

Continuum International Publishing Group

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781846841910

ISBN-10 1846841917
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 172 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature fiction

Continuum¯s Reader¯s Guides are clear, concise accessible introductions to classic works of philosophy. Each book explores the major themes, historical and philosophical context and key passages of a major philosophical text, guiding the reader toward a thorough understanding of often demanding material. Ideal for undergraduate students, the guides provide an essential resource for anyone who needs to get to grips with a philosophical text.

Berkeley¯s Three Dialogues is a key philosophical text and one of the most important philosophical dialogues written in English. As such it is an exciting, eminently readable, but also challenging piece of philosophical writing. This book offers the ideal compact companion to Berkeley¯s masterpiece, offering guidance on:

Philosophical, biographical and historical context
Key themes
Reading the text
Reception and influence
Further reading

About the Author
Aaron Garrett is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University USA. His previous publications include Meaning in Spinoza¯s Method (CUP, 2003).

Table of Contents
Context
Overview of themes
Reading the text: ¯Preface¯ and the ¯First Dialogue¯ (167-207); The ¯Second Dialogue¯ (207-26); The ¯Third Dialogue (227-63)
Reception and influence
Guide to Further reading
Notes
Index
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