Dedicated to the Memory of's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
In The News
Voting Station
George Berkeley
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
    (March 12, 1685-January 14, 1753)
    Bishop of Cloyne, Ireland, 1734-52
    Wrote 'A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge,' 'Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous' and 'An Essay Towards a New Theory on Vision'
    He held that the concept of material objects made no sense. In replace, he proposed an idealist theory that held all objects were made of a mental substance that would disappear if it were not being currently perceived. However, everything will always exist because God will always perceive everything.
    He liked to use God as the answer to everything.
    He thought that we were all disembodied minds who existed within the mind of God.
    He published an essay entitled 'A Proposal for the Better Supplying of Churches in our Foreign Plantations, and for converting the savage Americans to Christianity by a college to be erected in the Summer Islands, otherwise called the Isles of Bermuda.'
    While in the colonies, he attempted to sell spring water, billing it as a miracle cure.
    He was honored on an Irish postage stamp.
    He was a devoted family man.
    Most of his philosophy was written as a young man.
    He began a school for the study of philosophy in New Port, Rhode Island.
    Berkeley University is named after him.

Credit: Nihilism Cynicism Sarcasm Orgasm

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 101 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 101 Votes: 53.47% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 92.31% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 64.52% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 70 Votes: 72.86% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 138 Votes: 71.74% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 167 Votes: 68.26% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 230 Votes: 68.26% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 486 Votes: 61.32% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 157 Votes: 62.42% Annoying
Annoying Collections
Site News