John Stuart Mill and George Berkeley: an uninvestigated line of the development of British Empiricism

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The paper analyzes the system of various lines of historical continuity that link philosophical systems of John Stuart Mill and George Berkeley. Berkeley is perceived by Mill as the most outstanding figure in the entire previous history of British philosophy. This high estimation gives us a chance to reconsider anew both historical influence of Berkeley’s original version of philosophical immaterialism and historically-philosophical roots of Mill’s own philosophy of consistent phenomenalism.

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Oleksiy Panych, Donetsk State University of Informatics and Artificial Intelligence

doctor of sciences in philosophy, Professor

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2010-12-16

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Panych, O. (2010). John Stuart Mill and George Berkeley: an uninvestigated line of the development of British Empiricism. Sententiae, 23(2), 55–63. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent23.02.055

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