"Little gem of a book, brimming with original insights yet written with clarity and elegance. Its pleasing style belies the difficulty of the material and complexity of his argument. For the praciticing philosopher, it is destined to become a standard reference concerning Berkeley scholarship and the early modern period." --Philosophical Review
"Roberts's book is a model of sound scholarship and insightful elucidation of Berkeley's philosophy.... Readers will find, in almost every chapter, insightful points of both contrast and agreement with the concerns and conclusions of early modern philosophy, and those of recent analytic philosophy. Excellent bibliography and indes. Highly recommended."--J. White, CHOICE
"The book will, I believe, become a central work in Berkeley scholarship and in the area of early modern philosophy. It is a pleasure to read. It is written in a clear, non-stuffy, often elegant, and sometimes even witty style. It shows an extraordinary grasp of both the primary and secondary literature of early modern philosophy."--Robert J. Fogelin, Dartmouth College
About the Author
John Russell Roberts is Assistant Professor at Florida State University.