George Berkeley

Standard Name: Berkeley, George,, 1685 - 1753


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Family and Intimate relationships Dorothea Du Bois
Peter Du Bois enjoyed the patronage of Bishop George Berkeley , who was said to have emphasised his superiority to most musicians—evidence that the match was seen as mixing social classes in a manner analogous...
Family and Intimate relationships Catherine Talbot
CT received a proposal of marriage from George Berkeley , son of the bishop and philosopher of the same name; he was ordained, and about to take on his first church living.
Myers, Sylvia Harcstark. The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England. Clarendon.
Family and Intimate relationships Catherine Talbot
CT met George Berkeley the younger, his father , and the rest of his family, when he became an Oxford undergraduate in 1752. A family friendship ensued; the two called each other brother and sister.
Myers, Sylvia Harcstark. The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England. Clarendon.
Intertextuality and Influence Sophia Hume
Satires on women, she says, are enough, one would imagine, to make the hardest Forehead blush.
Hume, Sophia. An Exhortation to the Inhabitants of the Province of South-Carolina. William Bradford.
But American women apparently do not blush, though they are colonial copy-cats in other ways: you mimick Great...
Intertextuality and Influence Susan Smythies
The novel offers in passing an amusing catalogue of an old-fashioned library, whose first items are heroic romances like Ibraham; Cassandra; Cleopatra [by Madeleine de Scudéry and Gauthier de La Calprenède ]. Several...
Publishing Sarah Chapone
SC sent another theological text, An Inquiry concerning Truth, to George Berkeley for his opinion. When he died in early 1753 she was concerned about getting her paper back.
Glover, Susan Paterson, and Sarah Chapone. “Introduction”. The Hardships of the English Laws, Routledge, pp. 1-16.
Reception Mary Astell
Among those directly influenced by this work were Judith Drake , Elizabeth Thomas , Mary, Lady Chudleigh , and Elizabeth Elstob .
Perry, Ruth. The Celebrated Mary Astell: An Early English Feminist. University of Chicago Press.
George Berkeley 's use of long passages from this text, unattributed, in...
Textual Features Constantia Grierson
CG 's To the Hon. Mrs. Percival , On her desisting from the Bermudean Project comments on George Berkeley 's failed scheme for a college in Bermuda which was to educate both whites and native Americans.
Lavoie, Chantel Michelle. Poems by Eminent Ladies: A Study of an Eighteenth-Century Anthology. University of Toronto.
Elias, A. C. “A Manuscript of Constantia Grierson’s”. Swift Studies, Vol.
, pp. 33-56.
Textual Features Dora Marsden
DM contributed essays to the re-named journal, often on egoist and linguistic philosophies, until it folded in late 1919. In these she engaged variously with Stirner , Nietzsche , Bergson , and Berkeley , among...
Textual Production Mary Astell
MA said she was recommending here a method for improving women's minds. The new work was re-issued in the year of its original publication, in a single volume with the first part of A Serious...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Her choice of Descartes is interesting in view of his particular interest for such proto-feminist writers as Mary Astell in the early eighteenth century. Her other two essays on philosophy were about John Locke and...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text C. E. Plumptre
CP's discussion of Pantheism begins with Hindu and Buddhist texts (The Vedas, Brahminism, The Vedanta Philosophy, The Bhagavad Gita), then moves through several Greek schools. In the modern period she...


Before 21 October 1714: George Berkeley compiled and published The...

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Before 21 October 1714

George Berkeley compiled and published The Ladies Library, as by a Lady.

1824: Mary, Lady Shepherd, published her first...

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Mary, Lady Shepherd , published her first major philosophical work, An Essay upon the Relation of Cause and Effect, a critique of the fourth of David Hume 's Philosophical Essays.


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