Workshop on Berkeley's Social and Moral Philosophy; 27.-28.8.2010, Helsinki

Workshop on Berkeley’s Social and Moral Philosophy

University of Helsinki, Department of Political and Economic Studies, in co-operation with Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics Research Unit

August 27-28 2010
Helsinki, Unioninkatu 40 (Metsätalo), lecture room 10


Friday 27th

Chair: Roomet Jakapi (Tartu)

09:30-10:00 Ville Paukkonen: Introduction

10:00-11:00 Matti Häyry (Manchester/ Helsinki): George Berkeley’s Sermon on Passive Obedience as a Dissertation in Applied Political Philosophy

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Dan Flage (James Madison University): Berkeley's Ethics in Passive Obedience

12:30-13:30 Ville Paukkonen (Helsinki): Is Berkeley’s Moral Knowledge Notional?

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Chair: Matti Häyry

14:30-15:30 Laurent Jaffro (Sorbonne): Berkeley and Shaftesbury on Punishment and Desert

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-16:45 Daniele Bertini (Parma): Berkeley and Free Will


Saturday 28th

Chair: Mikko Tolonen

09:30-10:30  Bertil Belfrage (Lund): George Berkeley’s Fundamentalism: A Passing Phase in his Moral Philosophy (1712-1730)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Marta Szymañska (Kraców): Patriotism and Berkeley's Philosophy

11:45-12:45 Juhana Lemetti (Helsinki): Berkeley and Hobbes on Active and Passive Obedience

12:45-13:45 Lunch

Chair: Juhana Lemetti

13:45-14:45 Eric Schliesser (Ghent): Berkeley and Smithian Political Economy

14:45-15:45 Mikko Tolonen (Helsinki): Bernard Mandeville's Answer to Berkeley

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-17:00 Tom Jones (St. Andrews): Making Sense of our Daily Practice: the Quotidian, the Ordinary and the Practical in Alciphron


For further information please contact Ville Paukkonen (ville.paukkonen(at)helsinki.fi)