17th-20th August 2009, International Berkeley Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany


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Organized by Bertil Belfrage, Wolfgang Breidert, and Marlene Breidert, the conference was held at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Celebrating the 300thanniversary of the publication of Berkeley’s Essay towards A New Theory of Vision (1709), the IBS-sponsored event included scholars from Europe and North America who, in addition to exchanging ideas about Berkeley’s thought, enjoyed a walking tour of Karlsruhe, a bus tour of Heidelberg, and receptions at the end of each day. The schedule included:

  • Bertil Belfrage (Lund, Sweden): “A Paradigm Shift in George Berkeley’s Philosophy 1708-1709”
  • Richard Brook (Bloomsburg State College, USA): “Is Geometry about Tangible Extension?”
  • Wolfgang Breidert (University of Karlsruhe, Germany): “On Motion and Alteration in Berkeley’s Theory of Vision
  • Orla Slattery (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland): “Inseparability and Heterogeneity: Berkeley’s Theory of Visionconsidered as an Exercise in Epistemological De-Constructivism”
  • James Van Cleve (University of Southern California): “Reid versus Berkeley on Three Puzzles of Vision”
  • Jörgen Huggler (University of Aarhus, Denmark): “The Reception of Berkeley’s Theory of Visionin Danish Psychology in the 20th Century: E. Rubin & E. Tranekjaer Rasmussen”
  • Ville Paukkonen (University of Helsinki, Finland): “Berkeley on Judgments Connecting Ideas of Sight and Touch”
  • Timo Airaksinen (University of Helsinki, Finland): “Two Types of Meaning in Berkeley’s Theory of Vision
  • Geneviève Brykman (University of Paris X, France): “Short-sightedness and Long-sightedness in Berkeley”
  • Georges Dicker (SUNY, Brockport, USA): “ ‘An Idea Can Be Like Nothing But An Idea’: Another Try”
  • Marc Hight (Hampden-Sydney College, USA): “Imaging, Imagining, and Conceiving: Untangling Berkeley on Perception”
  • Mykolas Drunga (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania): “Berkeley: Idealist or Phenomenalist?”
  • Sébastien Charles (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada): “Berkeley on Imagination”
  • George Pappas (Ohio State University, USA): “Berkeley’s Positive Epistemology”
  • Laura Benítez Grobet (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México): “The Critical Revision of the Structure of Scientific Knowledge in G. Berkeley and R. Boyle”
  • Luc Peterschmitt (CNRS-Université Lille 3, France): “Berkeley’s Method in the Theory of Vision: Observations, Experiments, Thought Experiments”
  • José Robles (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México): “Natural Philosophy and Religion: The Cases of Boyle, Newton and Berkeley”
  • Tom Stoneham (University of York, England): “The Argument from Mirrors”
  • Katia Saporiti (Universität Zürich, Switzerland): “Berkeley on Perception, Space and Time”
  • Marta Szymañska (Jagiellonian University, Poland): “Did the Theory of VisionInfluence Berkeley’s Social Ethics?”
  • Tom Jones (University of St Andrews, Scotland): “Berkeley and the Value of the Arts”
  • Andrea Wilke (University of Bonn, Germany): “George Berkeley as Predecessor of a Philosophy of Style?”
  • Eric Schliesser (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands): “Education in the Cave: Berkeley’s Platonizing Response to Newton’s Challenges”
  • Stephen H. Daniel (Texas A & M University, USA): “Berkeley and Spinoza ”
  • Stephen H. Daniel (President, International Berkeley Society): “The Significance of the Karlsruhe Conference: Highlights, Prospects”
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