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TLRH | George Berkeley, Colonialism, and Ireland

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 1 – 2pm

TLRH | George Berkeley, Colonialism, and Ireland

George Berkeley, Colonialism, and Ireland: A Conversation with Tom Jones

May 2021 marks the publication of a major new intellectual biography of Bishop George Berkeley by Tom Jones (University of St Andrews), George Berkeley: A Philosophical Life (Princeton University Press, 2021). Trinity Long Room Hub is pleased to host a conversation with Dr Jones that will centre on Berkeley’s life, connections to Trinity and Ireland, and his relationship to colonialism as he moved between the ‘new’ world and the ‘old’. The event is free and all are welcome. The event will be chaired by Dr Clare Moriarty,



Tom Jones (St Andrews) is Reader in the School of English at the University of St Andrews. His books include Pope and Berkeley: The Language of Poetry and Philosophy and an edition of Pope’s Essay on Man (Princeton). He lives in Dundee, Scotland.

Kenneth Pearce (TCD) is Ussher Assistant Professor and a historian of modern philosophy and philosopher of religion at Trinity College Dublin. His historical work focuses on issues at the intersection of metaphysics, theology, and philosophy of science in 17th and 18th century philosophy, especially the work of George Berkeley

Clare Moriarty (TCD) is an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the Philosophy Department and The Long Room Hub. Her work focuses on early modern philosophy and mathematics.

Please indicate if you have any access requirements, such as ISL/English interpreting, so that we can facilitate you in attending this event. Contact:

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Online webinar
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Making Ireland, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but Registration Required

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