Substanz und Causalität bei Berkeley

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Buchdruckerei C. & J. Gœller, 1902 - Causation - 53 pages

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Page 24 - When in broad day-light I open my eyes, it is not in my power to choose whether I shall see or no, or to determine what particular objects shall present themselves to my view...
Page 45 - We perceive a continual succession of ideas, some are anew excited, others are changed or totally disappear. There is therefore some cause of these ideas whereon they depend, and which produces and changes them.
Page 34 - A spirit is one simple, undivided, active being: as it perceives ideas, it is called the understanding, and as it produces or otherwise operates about them, it is called the will.
Page 49 - From what hath been said, it is plain that we cannot know the existence of other spirits otherwise than by their operations, or the ideas by them, excited in us. I perceive several motions, changes, and combinations of ideas, that inform me there are certain particular agents, like myself, which accompany them, and concur in their production. Hence, the knowledge I have of other spirits is not immediate, as is the knowledge of my ideas ; but depending on the intervention of ideas, by me referred...
Page 28 - That food nourishes, sleep refreshes, and fire warms us ; that to sow in the seedtime is the way to reap in the harvest ; and in general that to obtain such or such ends, such or such means are conducive — all this we know, not by discovering any necessary connexion between our ideas, but only by the observation of the settled laws of nature...
Page 25 - Now the set rules or established methods wherein the Mind we depend on excites in us the ideas of sense, are called the laws of nature; and these we learn by experience, which teaches us that such and such ideas are attended with such and such other ideas, in the ordinary course of things.
Page 22 - Now if we will annex a meaning to our words, and speak only of what we can conceive, I believe we shall acknowledge that an idea, which considered in itself is particular, becomes general, by being made to represent or stand for all other particular ideas of the same sort.
Page 31 - ... all those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world, have not any subsistence without a mind, that their being is to be perceived or known ; that consequently so long as they are not actually perceived by me, or do not exist in my mind or that , of any other created spirit, they must either have no existence \at all, or else subsist in the mind of some Eternal Spirit...
Page 34 - ... spirit, and substance, they are wholly insignificant, or have no meaning in them. I answer, those words do mean or signify a real thing, which is neither an idea nor like an idea, but that which perceives ideas, and wills, and reasons about them.] What I am myself, that which I denote by the term I, is the same with what is meant by soul or spiritual substance.
Page 15 - I am the farthest from scepticism of any man. I know with an intuitive knowledge the existence of other things as well as my own soul. This is w' Locke nor scarce any other thinking philosopher will pretend to 46.

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