Who is Bishop Berkeley?

  • (noun): Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753).
    Synonyms: Berkeley, George Berkeley

Famous quotes containing the words berkeley and/or bishop:

    In short, if there were external bodies, it is impossible we should ever come to know it; and if there were not, we might have the very same reasons to think there were that we have now.
    —George Berkeley (1685–1753)

    A psychiatrist is a man who goes to the Folies-Bergère and looks at the audience.
    Mervyn, Bishop Stockwood (b. 1913)