Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: E710001-002

An Essay towards a new Theory of Vision

Author: George Berkeley

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Electronic edition compiled and proofread by Beatrix Färber

1. First draft.

Extent of text: 27140 words


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    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. Alciphron: or, the minute philosopher. In seven dialogues. Containing an apology for the Christian religion, against those who are called free-thinkers. . George Berkeley (ed), Second edition [80 pages] Printed for G. Risk, G. Ewing, and W. SmitDublin (1732)


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The electronic text represents the edited text. Text supplied by the editor noting passages differing from the first edition appears in brackets. Berkeley's abbreviation 'sect.' for 'section' has been expanded throughout. Quotations from Scripture have not been encoded in cit tags.


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Created: by George Berkeley (1710; reprinted 1732)

Use of language

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

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