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Berkeleian

[burk-lee-uh n, burk-lee-; especially British bahrk-lee-uh n, bahrk-lee-]
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adjective
  1. pertaining or relating to George Berkeley or his philosophy.
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noun
  1. an advocate of the philosophy of George Berkeley, especially its denial of the existence of a material world.
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Origin of Berkeleian

1855–60; George Berkeley + -an
Related formsBerke·le·ian·ism, noun
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Historical Examples

  • And until that belief can be shown to be false and ungrounded, the Berkeleian idealism is without support.

    A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'

    Norman Kemp Smith

  • But the Berkeleian way of meeting this difficulty is so familiar that I need not enlarge upon it now.

    The Analysis of Mind

    Bertrand Russell


British Dictionary definitions for berkeleian

Berkeleian

adjective
  1. denoting or relating to the philosophy of George Berkeley
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noun
  1. a follower of his teachings
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