Berkeley’s doctrine of existence. A linguistic approach (in Polish)

Bartosz Żukowski

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Bartosz Żukowski, PhD
University of Lodz
Department of Psychology
ul. Smugowa 10/12
Pl-91-433 Łódź
e-mail: bartosz.zukowski@onet.pl

Abstract


The paper focuses on a linguistic analysis of Berkeley’s doctrine of existence. It has been shown that the traditional, relational-operational interpretation of Berkeley's existential claims must be expanded by adding a predicative element, which requires that they also be interpret as definitional copulas. The standard interpretation of Berkeley’s claims has been indicated as one of the main causes of misinterpretations of his metaphysics. The new, philosophically intriguing use of the verb ‘to be’, combining features of the definitional copula and the auxiliary verb for the passive voice, is also described in this paper.

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DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.13153/diam.30.2011.458

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Default URL: http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/article/view/458
Polish abstract URL: http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/article/view/458/pl
English abstract URL: http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/article/view/458/en

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