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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

Author: George Berkeley

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Thomas J. McCormack

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    Literature mentioned
  1. Isaac Newton, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687).
    Bibliography, biography, and works about Berkeley
  1. Thomas Edmund Jessop, A bibliography of George Berkeley (London: Oxford University Press 1934).
  2. Arthur Aston Luce and Thomas Edmund Jessop (eds), The works of George Berkeley Bishop of Cloyne (London: Thomas Nelson & Sons 1948).
  3. Arthur Aston Luce, The life of George Berkeley Bishop of Cloyne. 9 volumes (London: Nelson 1949-57).
    Internet sources
  1. The printed text is available in .pdf format at http://www.
  2. M. A. Stewart, DNB entry on 'Berkeley, George (1685–1753)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004, online edn, May 2005; at
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. Thomas J. McCormack (ed), Reprint [xv+ 128 pages] The Open Court Publishing Company Chicago (1910)


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Created: by George Berkeley (1710)

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Language: [EN] The text is in English.
Language: [LA] Some words and phrases are in Latin.

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