George Berkeley (1685 - 1753) was an Anglo - Irish clergyman and philosopher after whom the University of California, Berkley, as well as the city, are named. He propounded the theory of Immaterialism, which later came to be known as Subjective Idealism. His works encompass the fields of philosophy, mathematics, and religion. Berkeley wrote about the foundations of Calculus and attacked also the implications of Newton's mechanical theory, which challenged the doctrines of the traditional Church.
George Berkeley, also known as Bishop Berkeley, was an influential Irish clergyman and philosopher. He was chiefly reputed as the originator of the modern school of idealism.