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Faith and Philosophy

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 1997

Lynn D. Cates
Pages 82-86
DOI: 10.5840/faithphil19971416

Berkeley on the Work of the Six Days

In the Three Dialogues, Hylas challenges Philonous to give a plausible account of the mosaic account of creation in subjective idealistic terms. Strangely, when faced with two alternative strategies, Berkeley chooses the less viable option and explicates the mosaic account of creation in terms of perceptibility. I shall show that Berkeley’s account of creation trivializes the affair, if it does not fail outright.

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