Talk:Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous
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Removed "Other Views" Section
I removed the section called "Other Views", because it consisted of a single sentence that asserted that Berkeley's phenomenalism had been refuted by so and so, which clearly looked like an unsubstantiated opinion. Now, there were two sources, but they were the books of the supposed refuters themselves, and can therefore hardly be called neutral sources on the matter. --Le vin blanc (talk) 14:30, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
These two excerpts, at least, strike me as prohibited OR:
His argument would prove to be a devastating attack on the nearly 2000 year old platonic view.
The philosophy presented is often misinterpreted. The criticism is that Berkeley claims that we live in an illusory world, when in fact, Berkeley advocates for the acceptance of ideas as real "things." When we refer to an object, we don't refer to a material form, but to the idea of the object that informs our senses. Berkeley doesn't propose that nothing is real; he proposes that ideas themselves comprise reality.
The second one is relatively uncontroversial but the first one, at least, should really go. This article generally needs cleanup as it is full of OR and uncited interpretation. Bunnyhugger (talk) 00:05, 24 October 2013 (UTC)