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The Nature of Reality (Again)

My very first blog entry as ‘Provocateur’ concerned the nature of Reality (http://collegeblog.midbible.ac.uk/category/provocateur/page/6/). I thought it about time I added a small update to that topic to see if I can provoke more discussion.

For those interested in questions on the nature of reality, one key thinker who can’t be avoided is George Berkeley (1685-1753). Berkeley became a bishop in the (Anglican) Church of Ireland. He was both a scientist and theologian, writing on subjects as diverse as economics and medicine. Berkeley’s main contribution to philosophy was his famous dictum ‘to be is to be perceived’ (Esse est percipi). Read more »