Whiston's comments on Berkeley's Treatise
I therefore desired that he, who was deep in such subtleties, but did not appear to believe Mr Berkeley's conclusions, would answer him; which talk he declined. I speak not these things with intention to reproach either Mr Locke or Dean Berkeley. - I own the latter's great abilities in other parts of learning; and to his noble design of settling a College in or near the West Indies, for the instruction of the natives in civil arts and in the principles of Christianity, I heartily wish all possible success. It is the pretended metaphysical science itself, derived from the sceptical disputes of the Greek philosophers, not those particular great men who have been unhappily imposed on by it, that I complain of.
JOC/EFR February 2005
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