FYI: Berkeley, Plato & Plotinus @ Trinity College, Dublin

The Trinity Plato Centre in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin and with support from the Mind Association is pleased to announce an upcoming conference on Berkeley, Plato and Plotinus. The details of this event can be found below. Any queries should be directed to Peter D. Larsen (larsenp(at)

Topic: Berkeley Plato & Plotinus: Three Pillars of Idealism?

Date: 11–13 March 2016

Venue: IIIS Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin


Friday 11 March

12.30–13.45 John Dillon (Trinity College Dublin)
Opening Remarks

13.45–15.00 Radek Chlup (Charles University, Prague)
“Body and Matter in Siris”

15.30–16.45 Stefan Storrie (Trinity College Dublin)
“On the Aptly Named Cratylus: Berkeley’s moral Platonism in Alciphron III”

16.45–18.00 Peter D. Larsen (Trinity College Dublin)
“Plato and Berkeley on Secondary Qualities”

Saturday 12 March

9.30–10.45 Rebecca Copenhaver (Lewis & Clark College, Oregon)
“Seeing things: Berkeley on mature human perceptual experience”

10.45–12.00 James Hill (Charles University, Prague)
“Berkeley on the Simplicity of the Soul

14.00–15.15 Sarah Magrin (University of California, Berkeley)
“Plotinus and Berkeley: Two different readings of Plato”

15.15–16.30 James Levine (Trinity College Dublin)
“Berkeley’s Idealism, Abstract Ideas and Notions”

16.30–17.45 Vasilis Politis (Trinity College Dublin)
“How to Match Berkeley and Plato: three contentious points of compatibility”

Sunday 13 March

10.00–11.15 David Berman/Brian Barrington (Trinity College Dublin)
“The Question of the One in Plato, Plotinus and Berkeley”

11.15–12.30 John Roberts (Florida State University)
“Berkeley’s Neoplatonism”

14.00–15.15 Eyjólfur Emilsson (University of Oslo)
“Idealism, Dualism or something else? Plotinus on mind-body”

15.15–16.30 David Horan (Trinity College Dublin)
“Plotinus Ennead VI.6.16: determinacy, and its cause, in the physical world with reference also to Plato’s Parmenides and Berkeley’s Siris”