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George Berkeley (1685–1753)

Berkeley, George, Bishop. A celebrated Irish clergyman and author; born near Kilkenny, March 12, 1685; died at Oxford, England, Jan. 14, 1753. He resided in America, at Newport, RI, for about three years, beginning 1728. His estate of Whitehall at Newport he conveyed to Yale College for the maintenance of scholarships. Among his published works are the celebrated ‘Commonplace Book, 1703–6’; ‘Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision’ (1709); ‘The Principles of Human Knowledge’ (1710); ‘Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous’ (1713); ‘Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher’ (1732); ‘The Analyst’ (1735); ‘Siris’ (1744: on Tar-Water); and others. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).