Category: Conferences

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

19th February 2009, American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Chicago

IBS Session Peter Baumann (Aberdeen University): “Molyneux’s Question and the Berkeleian Answer” Commentator: Robert Schwartz (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee) Keota Fields (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth): “The Role of Predication in Berkeley’s Immaterialism” Commentator: Larry Nolan (California State University–Long Beach)

28th December 2008, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Philadelphia, PA

IBS Session: “Authors Meet Critics: Recent Books on Berkeley” Daniel Flage (James Madison University) on Talia Bettcher’s Berkeley’s Philosophy of Spirit Response: Talia Bettcher (California State University, Los Angeles) Walter Ott (Virginia Tech University) on John Roberts’ A Metaphysics for the Mob:

26th-28th June 2008, International Berkeley Conference, Newport, Rhode Island

Organized by Steve Daniel,Maureen Lapan, Nancy Kendrick, Nancy Bredbeck, Joanne Dunlap, and Vince Arnold, the conference was held at the historic Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport. Highlights included a presentation by Sean Berkeley (a descendant of George Berkeley) on

17th April 2008, American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Chicago, IBS Session

Georges Dicker (SUNY College at Brockport), “Another Whack at Berkeley: A Critical Analysis of Principles1-7” Commentator: John Troyer (University of Connecticut) Richard J. Brook (Bloomsburg University), “Berkeley, the Space of Our Lives and the Space of Physics” Commentator: Shoshanna Brassfield (Colgate University)

7th-8th March 2008, Edinburgh Philosophy Society: “Berkeley’s Ideas and Idealism”

Held at the University of Edinburgh, coordinated by Georgi Gardiner. Alasdair Richmond (University of Edinburgh), “Into Space with Bishop Berkeley” David Berman (Trinity College Dublin), “From Scepticism to Immaterialism and Descriptive Psychology, Then Back to Siris” Catherine Wilson (City University of New

7th-8th March 2008, Edinburgh Philosophy Society: “Berkeley’s Ideas and Idealism”

Held at the University of Edinburgh, coordinated by Georgi Gardiner. Alasdair Richmond (University of Edinburgh), “Into Space with Bishop Berkeley” David Berman (Trinity College Dublin), “From Scepticism to Immaterialism and Descriptive Psychology, Then Back to Siris” Catherine Wilson (City University of New

29th December 2007, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Baltimore, IBS Session

Samuel Rickless (University of California, San Diego), “Berkeley and Abstract Ideas” Commentator: Martha Brandt Bolton (Rutgers University) Sukjae Lee (Ohio State University), “Berkeley on the Activity of Spirits” Commentator: Jeff McDonough (Harvard University)

27th-29th September 2007, Gaeta, Italy, sponsored by the University of Cassino

Organized by Silvia Parigi (silpari@libero.it), Antonio Clericuzio, and Eva Valeriani. Held at the Hotel Mirasole in the seaside resort of Gaeta (between Rome and Naples), the conference included opportunities for participants not only to exchange ideas at the sessions and nightly dinners but also to

6th-9th August 2007, University of Helsinki, Finland

Organized by Timo Airaksinen (timo.airaksinen@helsinki.fi), Bertil Belfrage (bertil.belfrage@telia.com), and Ville Paukkonen (ville.paukkonen@helsinki.fi), the conference was held at the historic main building of the University facing Senate Square. The night before the conference began, participants were treated to a bus tour

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