June 9, 2011

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The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

2011 International Berkeley Conference

The program for the 2011 International Berkeley Conference, to be held in Zurich a few weeks from now, is now up. I'll be presenting a paper called "Berkeley's Lockean Religious Epistemology," and there are a number of other interesting talks on the schedule from several well-known and less well-known Berkeley scholars. The organizers solicited abstracts from the speakers for the web-site, so I'm sure those will appear shortly.

Posted by Kenny at June 9, 2011 3:46 PM
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So, do a lot of actual Berkeleyan idealists show up at this thing, or is it mostly 'philosophers with other metaphysics talking about Berkeley'?

Posted by: Joseph A. at June 9, 2011 4:11 PM

Well, the conference is concerned primarily with Berkeley interpretation. Some people go into Berkeley interpretation because they think Berkeley is right. Other people go into it because they think that he's obviously wrong, but his arguments are very difficult to answer. Other people, I suppose, just find Berkeley's views interesting, apart from the question of truth.

Posted by: Kenny at June 9, 2011 4:24 PM

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