«We see God»

George Berkeley's Philosophical Theology

by Sigmund Bonk (Author)
Monographs 109 Pages


This new interpretation of Bishop George Berkeley's (1685-1753) major philosophical works takes serious their religious aspects, which have quite often been neglected. Berkeley's dictum «We see God» and Henri Bergson's thesis that, for the Irish bishop, the corporeal world is something like a thin, transparent skin between man and God are the two starting points of this study. It is not only concerned with topics of interpretation and history of philosophy but also with important problems in the field of epistemology, theory of perception, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and, even in the first place, philosophy of religion (philosophical theology). Thereby it is shown that Berkeley's «immaterialism» is a philosophical system which still can demand current interest.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1997. 109 pp.

Biographical notes

Sigmund Bonk (Author)

The Author: Sigmund Alexander Bonk was born in 1959 in Traunstein, Bavaria. He studied philosophy, history of arts, theology and logic in Munich (Hochschule für Philosophie S.J., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) and Oxford (Magdalen College). In 1985 M.A., 1990 Ph.D., since 1988 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent and lecturer of philosophy at the University of Regensburg, Germany.


Title: «We see God»