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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge


A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
by
George Berkeley (1685-1753)
WHEREIN THE CHIEF CAUSES OF ERROR AND DIFFICULTY IN THE
SCIENCES,
WITH THE GROUNDS OF SCEPTICISM, ATHEISM, AND IRRELIGION,
ARE INQUIRED INTO.
DEDICATION
To the Right Honourable
THOMAS, EARL OF PEMBROKE, &C.,
Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter and one
of
the Lords of Her Majesty's most honourable privy
council.
My Lord,
You will perhaps wonder that an obscure person, who has
not the honour to
be known to your lordship, should presume to address you
in this manner.
But that a man who has written something with a design
to promote Useful
Knowledge and Religion in the world should make choice
of your lordship
for his patron, will not be thought strange by any one
that is not
altogether unacquainted with the present state of the
church and
learning, and consequently ignorant how great an
ornament and support you
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