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Dr. Kenneth Pearce

Ussher Assistant Professor (Philosophy)
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Kenneth Pearce grew up in Palouse, Washington, USA. He received his BA in philosophy and classical studies and BAS in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. He completed his PhD in philosophy at the University of Southern California in 2014. Pearce arrived at Trinity College in the fall of 2016.
  George Berkeley   History of Philosophy   Philosophy of religion
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Reader for Oxford University Press and Princeton University Press 2016 to 2018
Referee for Philosophers' Imprint, Analysis, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, American Philosophical Quarterly, Religious Studies, Erkenntnis, Archiv Für Geschichte der Philosophie, Journal of Analytic Theology, European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Sophia, Philosophical Papers, Journal of Philosophical Research, History and Philosophy of Logic, Hermathena, Berkeley Studies, Dialectica, Society and Politics, Journal of Polish Philosophy, Eighteenth Century Ireland, Annals of Philosophy, Diametros, and Forum Philosophicum. 2012 to present
PhilPapers.org category editor for "George Berkeley;" "Berkeley: Metaphysics," with subcategories; "Berkeley: Philosophy of Language;" "Berkeley: Philosophy of Religion," with subcategories; "Divine Attributes;" and "Divine Omnipotence" 2013 - Present
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Graham Oppy and Kenneth L. Pearce, Is There a God? A Debate, New York and Oxford, Routledge, 2022, Book, PUBLISHED
Astell and Masham on Epistemic Authority and Women's Individual Judgment in Religion in, editor(s)Donald Rutherford , Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume 11, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2022, [Kenneth L. Pearce], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
Kenneth L. Pearce, Thinking with the Cartesians and Speaking with the Vulgar: Extrinsic Denomination in the Philosophy of Antoine Arnauld, Journal of the History of Philosophy, 60, (2), 2022, Journal Article, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
Kenneth L. Pearce, Foundational Grounding and the Argument from Contingency, Mind, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Kenneth L. Pearce, Ideas and Explanation in Early Modern Philosophy, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 103, (2), 2021, p252 - 280, Journal Article, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Kenneth L. Pearce, God's Impossible Options, Faith and Philosophy, 37, 2021, Journal Article, ACCEPTED  DOI  URL
Kenneth L. Pearce, Are We Free to Break the Laws of Providence?, Faith and Philosophy, 37, (2), 2020, p158 - 180, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Kenneth L. Pearce, Intentionality, Belief, and the Logical Problem of Evil, Religious Studies, 56, (3), 2020, p419 - 435, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Infinite Power and Finite Powers in, editor(s)Benedikt Paul Goecke and Christian Tapp , The Infinity of God: New Perspectives in Theology and Philosophy, Notre Dame, IN, University of Notre Dame Press, 2019, pp233 - 257, [Kenneth L. Pearce], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Kenneth L. Pearce, Locke, Arnauld, and Abstract Ideas, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 27, (1), 2019, p75 - 94, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  URL
  

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Berkeley's Theory of Language in, editor(s)Samuel Rickless , The Oxford Handbook of Berkeley, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2022, pp194 - 218, [Kenneth L. Pearce], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
God's Perfect Will: Remarks on Johnston and O'Connor in, editor(s)Lara Buchak and Dean W. Zimmerman , Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 10, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2022, pp247 - 253, [Kenneth L. Pearce], Notes: [Invited symposium contribution], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Kenneth L. Pearce, Who was George Berkeley? Kenneth L. Pearce on a book that breaks new ground, Review of George Berkeley: A Philosophical Life, by Tom E. Jones , Books Ireland, 2021, Review, PUBLISHED
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, 88, (2020), Kenneth L. Pearce and Takaharu Oda, [eds.], Notes: [Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley], Journal, PUBLISHED
Kenneth L. Pearce, Peter Browne on the Metaphysics of Knowledge, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements, 88, 2020, p215 - 237, Notes: [Special issue, Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley, edited by Kenneth L. Pearce and Takaharu Oda.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Daniel Flage and Kenneth Pearce, 'George Berkeley', Oxford Bibliographies, Oxford University Press, 2019, -, Bibliography, filmography, etc., PUBLISHED
Berkeley and Newton in, editor(s)Dana Jalobeanu and Charles T. Wolfe , Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and Sciences, Springer, 2019, [Kenneth L. Pearce], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Kenneth L. Pearce, Review of Necessary Existence, by Alexander R. Pruss and Joshua Rasmussen , American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, 93, 2019, p763-767 , Review, PUBLISHED
Kenneth L. Pearce, 'Berkeley's Manuscript Introduction: A piece of philosophical history from the Library of Trinity College Dublin's manuscript collection', Google Arts and Culture, 2018, -, Exhibition, PUBLISHED
Kenneth L. Pearce, 'Deism', The Special Divine Action Project, Oxford, Bodleian Library, 2017, -, Digital research resource production, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 26/4/2021
Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion (for "Foundational Grounding and the Argument from Contingency") 2016