The Relationships between our Perception and the World Around Us John Locke and George Berkeley appear to have rather different ideas when it comes to beliefs about the relationships between our perception and the world around us. Locke believes that human beings perceive things through sensation and this is what gives us our ideas; Berkeley, at first glance, believes that ideas are simply things that exist in our mind. In the end, Locke’s position appears to make more sense when we first look at things. The next several pages will look at both intellectuals, starting first with Locke and then progressing to Berkeley and his views. In the end, it does appear as though the two men share similar views; the difference is that Berkeley does...The end:
.....an be found; although Locke superficially appears more persuasive, when you read Downing’s 2004 account of Berkeley’s work, you find that he may have a good point. To end briefly, this essay has shown the similarities between two great philosophers; of the two of them, it appears as though Berkeley benefits the most when the comparison is made. Works Cited Downing, L. (2004). George Berkeley. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved April 15, 2010 from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/berkeley/#2.1 Flage, D. (2005). Berkeley, George. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved April 15, 2010 from http://www.iep.utm.edu/berkeley/ Locke, J. (n.d.). An essay concerning human understanding. 63-93 (additional information not provided).