Scholars have relegated the Letters of Alciphron to a shadowed corner of the genre of Greek fictional correspondence, but here classical scholars analyze them as a single work, looking at structural perspectives, cultural issues and backgrounds, and generic tensions and innovations.
This idea appears in various forms in a number of Poesque texts; we quote only one for illustration, his review to "Alciphron" by Thomas Moore (1840): "The mind of man can imagine nothing which has not really existed" (1984: 334).
(35) By the Second Sophistic, authors like Alciphron had transformed the ethopoetic letter into a high literary art, attempting to sustain appropriate characterizations without falling into non-Attic solecisms or anachronisms.
Much of the current analytic and Anglophone philosophy concerned with Berkeley is focused on his metaphysics and epistemology, these largely drawn from his early Principles, Three Dialogues, or works on vision, and to a growing extent, Alciphron. Berkeley's philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of science are likewise small but buzzing topics of interest, driving research into Analyst and De Motu.