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Colin and Ailsa Turbayne International Berkeley Essay Prize Competition

Berkeley Prize Winners

Except as noted, all affiliations are believed to be current; please report any corrections to the University of Rochester Philosophy Department. Winners are listed according to the year in which the prize was awarded.

2015

Nancy E. Kendrick, Wheaton College, Massachusetts, "The 'Empty Amusement' of Willing: Berkeley on Agent Causation"

2013

Thomas Curtin, Trinity College, Dublin, “Berkeley's Conception of Causal Power”

2011

Stefan Storrie, Trinity College, Dublin, “Berkeley's apparent Cartesianism in De Motu”

2009

Sukjae Lee, Ohio State University “Berkeley on the Activity of Spirits”

2007

Jeffrey McDonough, Harvard University, “Berkeley, Human Agency and Divine Concurrentism”

2005

Laurence Carlin, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, “Leibniz and Berkeley on Phenomenalism and Teleology”

2003

Michael Collins Allers, “A Worry about Divine Perception in Berkeley's Philosophy”

2001 Two Winning Essays:

John Carriero, University of California at Los Angeles, “Immaterialism, The New Science, and Immediate Perception.”

Todd Ryan, Trinity College, “A New Account of Berkeley's Likeness Principle”

1999

Margaret Atherton, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “Mr. Abbot and Professor Fraser: A 19th Century Debate about Berkeley's Theory of Vision,” published as Report 19/96 Forschungsgruppe, Perception and the Role of Evolutionary Internalized Regularities, Zentrum fuer interdiziplinaere Forschung, University of Beilefeld, 1996.

1997

No Award

1995

Stephen Harris, College of William and Mary (affiliation when prize was awarded), “Berkeley's Argument from Perceptual Relativity”

1993: Two Winning Essays

George Pappas, Ohio State University, “Berkeley and Scepticism,” published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, LIX, March, 1999

Alan Hausman, Hunter College of City University of New York, and David Hausman, “A New Approach to Berkeley's Ideal Reality,” published in Berkeley's Metaphysics, edited by Robert G. Muehlmann (1995).

1992

Lisa Downing, Ohio State University, “Berkeley's Case Against Realism About Dynamics,” published in Berkeley's Metaphysics, edited by Robert G. Muehlmann (1995).  pp. 197-214

1991

Robert G. Muehlmann, University of Western Ontario, “The Substance of Berkeley's Philosophy,” published in Berkeley's Metaphysics, edited by Robert G. Muehlmann (1995). pp. 89-105

1990

Philip D. Cummins, University of Iowa, “Berkeley's Manifest Qualities Thesis,” published Journal of the History of Philosophy, 28 (1990), pp. 385-401; reprinted in Berkeley's Metaphysics, edited by Robert G. Muehlmann (1995). pp. 107-127

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