Berkeleian

[burk-lee-uh n, burk-lee-; especially British bahrk-lee-uh n, bahrk-lee-]

adjective

pertaining or relating to George Berkeley or his philosophy.

noun

an advocate of the philosophy of George Berkeley, especially its denial of the existence of a material world.

Origin of Berkeleian

1855–60; George Berkeley + -an
Related formsBerke·le·ian·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for berkeleianism

Berkeleianism

noun

the philosophical system of George Berkeley, holding that objects exist only when perceived, that God's perception sustains the universe, and that there is no independent substratum or substance in which these perceptions inhere

Berkeleian

adjective

denoting or relating to the philosophy of George Berkeley

noun

a follower of his teachings
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