17th/18th Century Philosophy > 17th/18th Century British Philosophy > George Berkeley > Berkeley: Philosophy of Religion > Berkeley: Arguments for Theism > Berkeley: Passivity Argument for Theism
Edited by Kenneth L Pearce (Valparaiso University)
|Summary||According to Berkeley's Passivity Argument, we can infer from the fact that we are passive in sensory perception that there exists some other mind (God) which causes our sensory perceptions.|
|Key works||The term 'Passivity Argument' was introduced by Bennett 1965. More recent treatments include Stoneham 2002, sect. 5.2 and Dicker 2011, ch. 12. Ksenjek & Flage 2012 examine the question of what sort of being the argument purports to establish, and the relationship of this being to the Judeo-Christian God.|
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