5th-8th September 2005, University of Tartu, Estonia


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Organized by Bertil Belfrage and Roomet Jakapi, the conference was held at the University of Tartu in Estonia. In addition to sessions devoted to discussing Berkeley’s thought, the conference included a walking tour of Tartu, receptions, a banquet, and a trip to the historic city of Tallinn. The program included:

  • Bertil Belfrage, Bodafors, Sweden, “The Biased Presentation of Berkeley’s Works”
  • Tom Jones, Saint Andrews, “Towards a New Biography of Berkeley”
  • Geneviève Brykman, Paris X-Nanterre, “Evil and God’s Providence in Berkeley”
  • Roomet Jakapi, Tartu, “Passive Obedience and the Law of Nature”
  • Timo Airaksinen, Helsinki, “Berkeley’s Corpuscular Theories in Siris”
  • Talia Bettcher, California State/Los Angeles, “Berkeley on the Privacy of Sensible Ideas”
  • Marc Hight, Hampden-Sydney, “Berkeley on Ideas, ‘Fleeting, indeed, and changeable’ ”
  • Jørgen Huggler, Copenhagen, “‘I refute it thus!’: An Account of Zinkernagel’s and Favrholdt’s Reception of Berkeley”
  • Margaret Atherton, Wisconsin/Milwaukee, “Berkeley and Locke on Real Knowledge”
  • Wolfgang Breidert, Karlsruhe, “Prejudice and Suggestion”
  • Robert Schwartz, Wisconsin/Milwaukee, “What Berkeley Sees in the Man Born Blind”
  • Michael Allers, Michigan, “A Worry About Divine Perception in Berkeley”
  • Stephen Daniel, Texas A&M, “The Berkeley-Leibniz Relation”
  • Charles McCracken, Michigan State (emeritus), “Leibniz and Berkeley on ‘Body’”
  • Laurent Jaffro, Blaise Pascal, “Ferrier’s Reading of Berkeley: A Reappraisal of Reidian Historiography”
  • Tom Stoneham, York, “Berkeley’s ‘Esse is Percipi’ and Collier’s ‘Simple’ Argument”
  • Georges Dicker, SUNY Brockport, “Anti-Berkeley”
  • Miles MacLeod, Utrecht, “The Formalist Interpretation of Berkeley’s Philosophy of Mathematics”
  • Richard Brook, Bloomsburg (emeritus), “Berkeley and Husserl on Geometrical Demonstrations”
  • Luc Peterschmitt, Lille III, “Berkeley and Natural Philosophy: The ‘Problem’ of Chemistry”
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