Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Assess the claim that only minds and ideas exist (30 marks)



The theory which states that only minds and ideas exist is idealism. Idealism is
based upon the notion that because we can't claim to have any direct
knowledge of the material world, there is no way we can be…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
Another argument is that idealism resolves the problems of representative
realism. For Berkeley, in order for anything to exist, it must be observed. He
views this as a natural resolution to the problems encountered with
representative realism, whereby the existence of the external world, beyond
the `veil of perception' could…

Page 3

Preview of page 3
the regularity and order in our experience. Where do our ideas come from?
Why can I be pretty sure of the taste of an apple before I have put it to my
mouth? In light of this, surely realism is a better explanation objects exist in the
world and they…

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Philosophy resources:

See all Philosophy resources »