Berkeley Conference in Helsinki

  Berkeley Conference

Helsinki, August 6-9 2007


in the main building of the University of Helsinki

Auditorium XIII

The address is: Fabianinkatu 33

August 6

09.30 Registration

09.45 Opening of the Conference. Chair: Bertil Belfrage

Berkeley on Perceiving

Chair: Stephen Daniel

10.00 Bertil Belfrage: *Ideas* in Section One of Berkeley*s Principles

10.45 Coffee break

11.00 Martha Bolton: Berkeley on Perception, Judgment, Suggestion and Inference

11.45 Lunch

Chair: Howard Robinson

13.30 Dan Flage: Analysis in Berkeley*s New Theory of Vision

14.15 Luc Petersmitt: The New Theory of Vision: Science or Metaphysics?

15.00 Coffee break

15.15 Mykolas Drunga: Berkeley and the Time-gap Argument

16.00 Rest

18.00 Audience with the Rector of Helsinki University, Ilkka Niiniluoto.

Wine reception in the Main Building of the University.

August 7

Berkeley*s Ontology

Chair: Richard Brook

09.30 Geneviève Brykman: Is Immaterialism a Roundabout Way to Faith?

10.15 Georges Dicker: Another Whack at Berkeley: a Critical Analysis of Principles 1-7

11.00 Coffee break

11.15 Stephen Daniel: The Pervasiveness of Stoic Elements in Berkeley*s Thought

12.00 Lunch

August 7 (contd)

Chair: Georges Dicker

13.30 Howard Robinson: Two Berkelian Arguments about the Nature of Space

14.15 Wolfgang Breidert: Representation in Berkeley*s Philosophy of Mathematics

15.00 Coffee Break

15.15 George Pappas: Berkeley*s Treatment of Scepticism

16.00 Wine reception

August 8

Berkeley*s Concept of the Soul

Chair: George Pappas

10.15 Kenneth Winkler: *Marvellous Emptiness*: Berkeley on Conscious­ness and Self-Consciousness

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 Richard Brook: Does Berkeley Need a Subconscious?

12.00 Lunch

Chair: Wolfgang Breidert

13.30 Ville Paukkonen: Berkeley on Self-Knowledge

14.15 Marc Hight: Of Brutes and Men: What the Nature of Beasts can tell us about Berkeley*s Conception of the Mind

15.00 Coffee Break

15.15 Roomet Jakapi: Berkeley and the Disembodied Soul

19.00 Dinner at the Sveaborg/Suomenlinna Castle, Restaurant Walhalla

August 9

Berkeley in Context

Chair: Geneviève Brykman

09.30 Timo Airaksinen: Berkeley on Newton in Siris

10.15 Tom Stoneham: Arthur Collier on Imagination and Inexistence

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 George Caffentzis: Berkeley and Hume on Money, Notions, and Conventions

12.00 Lunch

August 9 (contd)

Chair: Timo Airaksinen

13.30 Talia Bettcher: Abstraction: Berkeley against Locke

14.15 Jani Hakkarainen: Hume and Berkeley*s Repugnancy Argument against the Primary Secondary Qualities Distinction

15.00 Ending of the conference