The Role of Visual Language in Berkeley’s Account of Generality


  •  My interpretation of Berkeley’s view is deeply influenced by Hannah Ginsborg’s conception of “primitive normativity”, although to the best of my knowledge, Ginsborg does not claim to find the view in Berkeley. For discussion and comments on drafts, I am very grateful to Margaret Atherton, Michael Ayers, Seth Bordner, Justin Broackes, John Carriero, Robert Schwartz, Jennifer Smalligan, Kenneth Winkler, and audiences at McGill University and the “Meaning and Modern Empiricism” conference at Virginia Tech.