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Title: George Berkeley


1
George Berkeley
  • Philosophy 22N
  • Winter, 2007
  • G. J. Mattey

2
Vital Statistics
  • Born, 1685, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Died, 1753, Oxford, England
  • Married, three sons, one daughter
  • Doctor of Divinity
  • Bishop of Cloyne

3
Important Events
  • 1696, entered Kilkenny College
  • 1700-04, attended Trinity College, Dublin,
    graduating with a B.A.
  • 1707, Junior Fellow at Trinity College
  • 1709, published An Essay towards a New Theory of
    Vision
  • 1710, published Principles of Human Knowledge,
    Part I

4
Important Events (cont.)
  • 1710, ordained Anglican Priest
  • 1712, visited London and published De Motu
  • 1713, published Three Dialogues between Hylas and
    Philonous
  • 1716-21, made a grand tour of Europe, losing the
    manuscript to Part II of the Principles
  • 1721, completed bachelorate and doctorate of
    divinity
  • 1723, received half the estate of an heiress

5
Important Events (cont.)
  • 1728, married and sailed to Rhode Island to found
    a university in Bermuda
  • 1732, returned to England upon learning that his
    project would not be funded
  • 1734, appointed Bishop of Cloyne
  • 1744, published Siris
  • 1752, retired to Oxford
  • 1753, died of a palsy in the heart
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