a1 University College of North Wales, Bangor.
This paper is divided into two sections. The first aims at showing in a general way that the programme and methods of Berkeley and Professor Ryle are to a large extent similar. The second deals with one problem only. It is an attempt to provide interpretation and commentary on Berkeley's attack on “absolute existence” and on Ryle's attack (which comes to the same thing) on the view that there can be different “kinds of existence,” “kinds of status,” or a number of different “worlds.”