Welcome

Attendees at the International Berkeley Society conference ‘Berkeleian Minds: Will and Understanding’ at the University of York in 2019.

THE INTERNATIONAL BERKELEY SOCIETY (founded in 1975) sponsors meetings, conferences, and symposia, and in accord with its bylaws publishes the results of scholarly research throughout the world, disseminating information about George Berkeley and his works.

BISHOP GEORGE BERKELEY was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, on 12 March 1685. He made important contributions in the fields of philosophy, mathematics, education, and economics. He is especially famous as the author of the philosophical theory known as immaterialism. He died in Oxford, England, on 14 January 1753.

  • President: Tom Stoneham (University of York)
  • Past Presidents: Nancy Kendrick (Wheaton College, Massachusetts) & Stephen Daniel (Texas A&M University)
  • Vice-President (Europe): Katia Saporiti (University of Zurich)
  • Vice-President (North America): Margaret Atherton (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
  • Treasurer: Keota Fields (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
  • Membership Secretary: John Blechl
  • Recording Secretary: Clare Moriarty (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Philosophy Associations Co-ordinator: Patrick Connolly (Lehigh University)
  • Website/Twitter: Peter West (Durham University)

Attendees of the IBS supported conference ‘Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley’ at Trinity College Dublin in 2019. 

Attendees of the June 2018 IBS conference in Whitehall, Rhode Island.