chapter  1
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FOUNDERS

ByGeorge Berkeley (1685–1753)

GEORGE BERKELEY (1685-1753) Verificationism is usually thought to be a cornerstone of empiricism, the view that experience is our only source of knowledge about the world. We shall see that many of the problems and issues which concerned two early British empiricists, Berkeley and Hume,1 continue to be at the heart of more recent debates.