Innate Ideas without Abstract Ideas: An Essay on Berkeley's Platonism

John Roberts
Florida State University
Draft. Berkeley denied the existence of abstract ideas and any faculty of abstraction. At the same time, however, he embraced innate ideas and a faculty of pure intellect. This paper attempts to reconcile the tension between these commitments by offering an interpretation of Berkeley's Platonism.
Keywords Innate Ideas  Platonism  Immaterialism  George Berkeley  Cambridge Platonism  Abstract Ideas  Mental Realism
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