How charming is divine philosophy

Esse est percipi, zijn is waargenomen worden.
Als er een boom omvalt in het bos en er is niemand in de buurt, is er dan geluid?

“(…) when I shut my eyes, the things I saw may still exist, but it must be in another mind.”
Citaat uit ‘Theory of Vision and other select philosophical writings‘ van George Berkeley (1910) uit het hoofdstuk ‘Principles of Human Knowledge‘ (blz. 158 lees hieronder het volledige citaat).

How charming is divine philosophy

Volledig citaat ‘Theory of Vision and other select philosophical writings‘ van George Berkeley (1910) ‘Principles of Human Knowledge‘ (blz. 158):

“External things either imprinted by or perceived by some other mind.
(Ideas imprinted on the senses are real things, or do really exist; this we do not deny, but we deny
1. they can subsist without the minds which perceive them, or
2. that they are resemblances of any archetypes existing without the mind:
1. since the very being of a sensation or idea consists in being perceived, and
2. an idea can be like nothing but an idea.)
(Again, the things perceived by sense may be termed external, with regard to their origin, in that they are not generated from within, by the mind itself, but
1. imprinted by a spirit distinct from that which perceives them. Sensible objects may likewise be said to be without the mind, in another sense, namely,
2. when they exist in some other mind. Thus when I shut my eyes, the things I saw may still exist, but it must be in another mind.)”

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