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Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries


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(1744), George Berkeley's last and most puzzling book. The ‘chain’ referred to connects tar-water (a concoction formed by boiling up in water the tar exuded from pine or fir bark) with theology by tenuous links.

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George Berkeley (1685—1753) Church of Ireland bishop of Cloyne and philosopher


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