Berkeley and Gentile: A reading of Berkeley's master argument

Idealistic Studies 37 (1):43-50 (2007)
My purpose is to compare Berkeley’s and Gentile’s idealism, interpreting Berkeley’s Treatise, §§22–23, and Gentile’s reading of this passage. The Italianphilosopher finds in Berkeley’s master argument the original source of the true idealistic way of thinking, but he believes that Berkeley has not been sufficientlyconsistent in deducing all the consequences from his new principle. This criticism is the ground of Gentile’s actual idealism. Comparing the two positions is very instructive both to elucidate the general issue of idealism and to understand Berkeley’s philosophy
Keywords Idealism  Epistemology  George Berkeley  Giovanni Gentile  Actualism
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DOI 10.5840/idstudies20073719
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