George Berkeley on Empiricism & Idealism


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In what way was Berkeley an empiricist in his philosophical views?

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1. In what way was Berkeley an idealist in his philosophical views?

2. What would Berkeley argue cannot be said to exist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

George Berkeley was an 18th-century philosopher whose works contributed to both empiricism and idealism. This assessment will test you on some basic information regarding Berkeley's views as they apply to these theories. The quiz questions will test you on things such as Berkeley's views on objects and idealism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Aspects of Berkeley's empiricism
  • Idealist views in Berkeley's philosophy
  • Berkeley's belief regarding objects

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall information on the philosophical positions of George Berkeley as they apply to empiricism and idealism
  • Knowledge application - apply what you've learned to identify a key phrase associated with George Berkeley
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Berkeley's views on things that cannot exist and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about George Berkeley, review the corresponding lesson called George Berkeley on Empiricism & Idealism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between Berkeley's views and those of John Locke
  • Identify key aspects of Berkeley's empiricism and idealism
  • Understand how Berkeley used the concept of God in his philosophy
  • Recognize the main points in Berkeley's argument for idealism