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

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”