For Berkeley, only the ideas we directly perceive are real. The inconsistency can be resolved by dropping the doctrine of abstract ideas. As this passage illustrates, Berkeley does not deny the existence of ordinary objects such as stones, trees, books, and apples.
Although his father was English, Berkeley always considered himself Irish.
If an idea of a material substratum cannot be derived from sense experience, claims of its existence might be justified if it is necessary to provide an explanation of a phenomenon. Locke 2. This is a complete enumeration of what is real: active thinking substances and their passive ideas.
Berkeley rejects the notion of generalizing things and takes subjectivity of self even higher. Either account might be applied in order to show either that God and I may perceive the same object, or that God and I may perceive, loosely speaking, the same thing.