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Idealist Epilogue

By (author) G. R. G. Mure
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 22nd Jun 1978
Dimensions: w 138mm h 216mm
Weight: 332g
ISBN-10: 0198245831
ISBN-13: 9780198245834
Barcode No: 9780198245834
The author is not sure that his philosophical career merits an epilogue, but he had an itch to write one, and he thought of composing it in dialogue form, mainly for brevity's sake but also in the hope of imparting a touch of vitality. Yet writers of philosophical dialogue, except Plato, commonly leave one feeling that they would have served their purpose better by straight exposition, or by some sort of Cartesian meditation if they wished to capture benevolence with something a little more human and intimate. The author found that Berkeley had not the art of Plato despite the subtlety of his theme and the beauty of his prose. He also had no intention of defending his views against all corners.

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