Does Berkeley believe that objects go out of existence when nobody is perceiving them? If not, what does he believe?
No. Berkeley believed that a belief that something exists is justified if and only if the object at issue can be perceived by someone or something, and if so, then the object must be just a collection of ideas; ideas that we all collectively perceive to be true and real. Therefore, we must accept the fact that there are no material objects and just a collection of ideas, which made Berkeley an immaterialist. According to Berkeley, only ideas that we perceive directly are real.
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