17th/18th Century Philosophy > 17th/18th Century British Philosophy > George Berkeley > Berkeley: Philosophy of Religion > Berkeley: Arguments for Theism > Berkeley: Continuity Argument for Theism
Edited by Kenneth L. Pearce (Trinity College, Dublin)
|Summary||According to Berkeley's Continuity Argument, bodies can exist when not perceived by human beings only if they are perceived by some other mind, which Berkeley calls 'God'. On an alternative interpretation, the argument claims that bodies are independent of human perception, and must therefore be dependent on perception by some other mind, namely, God.|
|Key works||The term 'Continuity Argument' was introduced by Bennett 1965. Other treatments of the argument include Tipton 1974, pp. 320-350; Ayers 1987; Atherton 1995; Stoneham 2002, sects. 5.3-5.6; and Dicker 2011, ch. 13.|
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