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Stephen H. Daniel
Texas A&M University
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Berkeley's immaterialism has more in common with views developed by Henry More, the mathematician Joseph Raphson, John Toland, and Jonathan Edwards than those of thinkers with whom he is commonly associated (e.g., Malebranche and Locke). The key for recognizing their similarities lies in appreciating how they understand St. Paul's remark that in God "we live and move and have our being" as an invitation to think to God as the space of discourse in which minds and ideas are identified. This way of speaking about God, adapted by Karl Barth and Paul Tillich, opens up new ways to think about the relation between God and finite minds.
Keywords Berkeley  God  Pantheism  Joseph Raphson  John Toland  Jonathan Edwards  Malebranche  Locke  space
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DOI 10.1023/a:1017578019777
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The Ontological Status of Malebranchean Ideas.Monte Cook - 1998 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 36 (4):525-544.
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Can the Berkeleyan Idealist Resist Spinozist Panpsychism?Graham Clay & Michael Rauschenbach - forthcoming - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis:1-30.

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