September 24-26, 2010, Conference on Berkeley’s Theory of Mind, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

western-ontarioOrganized by Benjamin Hill and Corey Dyck, the conference was held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the publication of Berkeley’s Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710), the IBS-sponsored event included scholars from Europe and North America. The schedule included the following presentations:

  • Genevieve Migely (Cornell College): “Expanding the Notion of ‘Activity’ in Berkeley’s Philosophy of Mind”
  • John Roberts (Florida State University): “Activity, Immaterialism, and Berkeley’s Platonism”
  • Commentator: Marc Hight (Hampden-Sydney College)
  • Michael Borgida (University of Western Ontario): “Beyond our Grasp – Distance in Berkeley’s Philosophy”
  • No commentator.
  • Walter Ott (Virginia Tech University): “Berkeley’s Representational Internalism”
  • Ville Paukkonen (University of Helsinki): “Berkeley on the Intentionality of Notions”
  • Commentator: Melissa Frankel (Carlton University)
  • Daniel Flage (James Madison University): “Relations, Necessary Connection, and Berkeley’s Idealism”
  • Talia Bettcher (California State University, Los Angeles): “The Ontology of Perception in Berkeley’s Philosophy”
  • Commentator: Tom Stoneham (University of York, UK)
  • Margaret Atherton (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee): “Berkeley’s Concept of Spiritual Substance”
  • Todd Ryan (Trinity College, Connecticut): “Berkeley on the Nature of the Soul”
  • Commentator: Phillip Cummins (University of Iowa)
  • Michael Istvan (Texas A&M University): “The Link Between Berkeley’s Refutation of Abstraction and His Refutation of Materialism”
  • Patrick Clipsham (University of Western Ontario): “Berkeley’s Methodology: The Master Argument as a Mental Exercise”
  • No commentator.
  • Stephen H. Daniel (Texas A&M University): “Berkeley’s ‘Occasionalism’: Finite Causality and Divine Volition”
  • Benjamin Hill (University of Western Ontario): “Berkeley’s Perceiving God: A Dilemma”
  • Commentator: Karolina Huebner (University of Toronto)
  • Hugh Hunter (University of Toronto): “Why Berkeley’s Minds Are Free”
  • Rodney Parker (University of Western Ontario): “Berkeley’s Non-sensical Ideas or What I Can Remember about Them”
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