George Berkeley's “Bermuda Project”

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226931
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235773 | DOI:
George Berkeley's “Bermuda             Project”

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This chapter discusses George Berkeley's plan for a theology college in the islands of Bermuda under his so-called Bermuda project. It suggests that not only was Berkeley's philosophizing rooted in medieval and ancient traditions of thought, he also models the influence of the past even when designing a practical undertaking such as the Bermuda project. This chapter examines a certain relationship that might be established between the substance of Berkeley's immaterialist philosophy and the utopian character of his Bermuda project.

Keywords: George Berkeley; Bermuda project; theology college; ancient traditions of thought; immaterialist philosophy; utopia

Chapter.  11417 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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