5th-6th April 2019, Conference: ‘Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley’ (Trinity College Dublin)

The papers presented at this conference were collected into a volume, Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley, published with Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements. More information is available here.

Panel 1: Education and Gender

9:10-10:00What the Dublin Women of the ‘Triumfeminate’ did with John Locke
Christine Gerrard, Professor of English Literature and Tutorial Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, UK
10:10-11:00From Hypatia to Serena: John Toland’s Women
Ian Leask, Lecturer in Philosophy, Dublin City University, Ireland
11:30-12:20Berkeley and Previous Bishops of Cloyne on Education as Means of Conversion
Marta Szymańska-Lewoszewska, independent scholar, Poland

Book Exhibition

13:30-14:30Henry Jones Room, Old Library

A selection of relevant works from TCD’s Early Printed Books collection will be on display.

Panel 2: Francis Hutcheson

15:00-15:50Berkeley’s Main Criticism of Shaftesbury and Hutcheson
Samuel Rickless, Professor of Philosophy, University of California San Diego, USA
16:10-17:00Francis Hutcheson on Liberty and Self-Mastery
Ruth Boeker, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland
17:10-18:00‘Plainly of Considerable Moment in Human Society’: Francis Hutcheson and Eighteenth-Century Philosophies of Laughter
Kate Davison, Lecturer in Long Eighteenth-Century History, University of Sheffield, UK


18:30-20:30Trinity City Hotel (light refreshments provided)

Saturday 6 April

Panel 3: Knowledge and Perception

9:00-9:50Peter Browne on the Metaphysics of Knowledge
Kenneth Pearce, Ussher Assistant Professor in Berkeley Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
10:00-10:50John Austin SJ (1717-84), the First Irish Catholic Cartesian?
Jacob Schmutz, Maître de Conferénces en Philosophie, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France
11:30-12:20The Irish Context of Berkeley’s ‘Resemblance Thesis’
Manuel Fasko, Doktorand in Geschichte der Philosophie, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Peter West, Phd Candidate and Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland



Panel 4: Natural and Social Sciences

14:30-15:20Poverty and Prosperity: The Irish School of Political Economics
Marc Hight, Elliot Professor of Philosophy, Hampden-Sydney College, USA
16:00-16:50The Wilson-Garber Debate on Berkeley on Corpuscles Reconsidered in Light of Toland and Clarke on the Role of God’s Order in Science
Eric Schliesser, Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17:00-17:50Boyle’s Powers
Lisa Downing, Professor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, USA