d'Onofrio 1994:119), which seemed certainly to flout the Neoplatonic immaterialist
imagination about the cognitive apogee of humankind.
He points out that Berkeley, who is widely understood as the prototypical idealist, is in fact an immaterialist
who never uses the term 'idealism' to designate his own position.
The degree to which Leibniz was, if at all, an immaterialist
("idealist" in the terminology I'm here criticising) is subject to much contemporary dispute.
When his immaterialist
resources are properly applied, the argument has more merit than one might initially believe.
In an immaterialist
philosophy such as Berkeley's, how do we measure the natural world?
From a philosophical point of view, Berkeley was an atypical immaterialist
empiricist, well versed in the sciences, to which he made important contributions, as well as an amateur of the mechanical arts, spending many hours in the foundries to learn metallurgical techniques.
Account of Action, PATRICK FLEMING
Burnyeat argues for the immaterialist
position in "Is an Aristotelian Philosophy of Mind Still Credible?
97), an interminable dialectic between physicalist intuitions and their immaterialist
KRISTIN SCHAUPP, "Conceiving Mind: A Critique of Descartes' Dualism and Contemporary Immaterialist
Views of Consciousness.
The thesis is that Kant's theory of mind is closer to traditional metaphysics than most interpreters have allowed, and in particular that he is, in a way to be very carefully circumscribed but not trivialized, an immaterialist
The three different versions of the immaterialist
interpretation of Aristotle's psychology may be represented by the following three diagrams (arrows indicating direction of causation):