Spring 1993, Vol. XXII, No. 1
Bulletin of the
Department of Philosophy - Occidental College, Los Angeles, California 90041, USA
With this issue I assume the editorship of the Bulletin. It will be a challenge to produce a Bulletin of the quality members came to expect under Dorothy Coleman. My strategy will be to emulate Professor Coleman's efforts, with the hope that a sufficiently high degree of resemblance between past and future Bulletins will allow for an easy transition in the minds of its readers.
A useful and informative Bulletin depends on contributions from Hume Society members. Please submit items of interest, including reports on work in progress, conference announcements, publication announcements - anything related to Hume scholarship.
Twentieth Hume Conference - July 6-10 1993
The University of Ottawa is the site of the Twentieth Hume Conference,
July 6-10, 1993. The conference is being held jointly with the Eighteenth
Century Scottish Studies Society. Roger L. Emerson (University of Western
Ontario) and David Raynor (University of Ottawa) are conference
co-directors. In addition to the regular sessions, there will be plenary
sessions with papers by Janet Broughton, Alan Kors, David Spadafora, James
Moore, and Knud Haakkonsen, as well as a book symposium on John B.
Stewart's new book, Opinion and Reform in Hume's Political
Philosophy. John Stewart is a senator in the Parliament of Canada. A
mailing to Hume Society members with conference details has been sent from
New Dues Payment Options - including Visa and
Until now, membership in the Hume Society had to be paid in U.S. funds.
As a result it was inconvenient and often costly for non-U.S. members to
renew and for prospective members to join. Two new payment options should
eliminate such problems for most members. Membership dues may now be paid
with Visa and Mastercard or by check in any currency. Charge card payments
will be made in U.S. funds, with a 5% ($1) surcharge; the credit card
company will handle the differences in currencies. For those paying by
check, each renewal year the Treasurer will send a rate form to non-U.S.
members with renewal rates in the most popular currencies. A 5% surcharge
is calculated into non-U.S. currencies to offset costs and fluctuations in
exchange rates. Renewal and membership forms will be revised to
accommodate the new payment options.
The November, 1992 issue of Hume Studies, Volume XVIII, Number 2, was
mailed to members in the middle of April. The editors included a note of
apology for the delay in getting out an issue over 500 pages in length.
They also remind readers that the April, 1993 issue will be the last under
the current editorship of Robert Muehlmann and Fred Wilson. The Executive
Committee of the Hume Society has selected Don Garrett and William Morris
as co-editors. Dorothy Coleman is the book review editor. The editorial
and business offices of Hume Studies are located at the University of
Utah. Please send manuscripts and other correspondence to the editors at
Department of Philosophy
338 Orson Spencer Hall
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
The Internet address for Hume Studies is email@example.com.
Call for Suggestions: Future Hume Conference Sites
The Hume Society holds annual conferences, appropriately called "Hume
Conferences," alternating between North American and non-North American
locations. The Society welcomes suggestions and invitations for North
American conference sites for 1995, 1997, and 1999, and other sites for
1996, 1998, and 2000. Informal suggestions should be made to the President
or the Executive Secretary. A formal invitation requires a letter from a
dean or provost addressed to Wade Robison, President of the Hume Society.
Such letters are usually solicited by the Executive Committee after
discussion of informal suggestions. The Executive Committee is currently
discussing suggestions for the 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 conferences. A
final decision about the location for 1995 will be made this summer.
Other Conference News
"Providence & Probability, Chaos & Order: Eighteenth-Century
Views" Conference of the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, February 18-19-20, 1994. Our topic ranges
across moral and natural philosophy, mathematics and the natural sciences,
criticism, the arts, emerging themes in social as well as theological
studies, dark corners as well as bright prospects of eighteenth-century
cultures in North, Central & South America, Europe, the Levant, and
Asia. We especially invite papers treating aspects of our theme among the
peoples then living in what is now the southwestern United States.
However, and as usual, the Program Committee will consider all papers
submitted, on whatever topics are deemed of interest to those responding.
Submit proposals, limited to one page, no later than September 15, 1993,
to: James Malek, Program Committee Chair, College of Liberal Arts, P.O.
Box 455001, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5001;
Nantes Conference T-Shirts
Wade Robison still has T-shirts from the Nantes Conference for sale --
$15, postage paid, blue and white, all sizes. He plans on taking some to
Ottawa. Wade writes: "I sort of hate to be hawking these things, but I
also can't use 30 or 40 of them." He's quick to add that the shirts are
attractive, and a great momento of Nantes, even if you were not there. All
proceeds go to the Hume Society Endowment Fund. Checks should be sent Wade
Robison, made out to the Hume Society.
Dr. Gerhard Streminger, Assistant Professor at the Institute of
Philosophy, University of Graz, Austria, is completing a long work on
Hume's Life and Work. The book, which is almost 1000 pages in length, is
entitled David Hume. Sein Leben und sein Werk. It will be published
by Sch÷ingh, in Paderborn, Germany in 1993.
Hume Society on the APA Bulletin Board
A special area of the Electronic Bulletin Board of the American Philosophical Association has been set aside for the Hume Society. Membership information, calls for papers, the contents of the current Bulletin of the Hume Society, as well as other information of interest to Hume scholars, is available electronically through the board.
To access the APA Bulletin Board, your site must support telnet. Telnet
to eis.calstate.edu and log in as "apa". The Hume Society Area can be
found under the menu "Philosophical Societies."
McGill Hume Studies still available for $7
The Business Office of the Hume Society has a box of McGill Hume
Studies in paperback. The volume, which contains papers from the
McGill Bicentennial Hume Conference in 1976, is edited by David Fate
Norton, Nicholas Capaldi, and Wade L. Robison. For a copy, send a check
for $7 U.S. (or its equivalent in your currency) to the Executive
Secretary-Treasurer. The remaindered copies were donated to the Hume
Society by David Fate Norton.
New Bulletin Feature - Paper Abstracts
The content of the Bulletin will undergo some transformation as book
reviews, traditionally published here, will now appear in Hume
Studies. In place of book reviews, we would like to request that
members submit abstracts of work in progress. Our hope is that members
will submit abstracts of papers which they are willing to distribute
subsequently to interested readers in draft form. If you have a paper on
which you would like comments from other Hume Society members, please
submit an abstract of approximately 500 words to the editor of the
Bulletin. Include your mailing address. Authors will be responsible
for the distribution of full drafts.
Call for Papers
HUME SOCIETY CONFERENCE
UNIVERSIT└ DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
June 20-24, 1994
Eugenio Lecaldano (UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza")
David Fate Norton (McGill University)
The Hume Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for the
Twenty-first Hume Society Conference to be held at the UniversitÓ degli
Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" June 20-24, 1994. Papers may be on any aspect
of Hume's writings, although the conference directors particularly
encourage submissions on four themes:
Hume and the Ancient World
Hume and Common Sense Philosophy
Hume and the History and Anatomy of the Passions
The Reception and Study of Hume in Italy
Papers should be no more than thirty minutes reading length with
self-references deleted for blind reviewing; the author's name should
appear only on a front cover sheet. Papers may be in English or Italian,
but an abstract in English is required for all papers. Submit
papers and abstracts in triplicate.
Submissions must be postmarked by October 15, 1993.
Send English language papers to:
Professor Saul Traiger
Executive Secretary of the Hume Society
Department of Philosophy
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Send Italian language papers to:
Professor Eugenio Lecaldano
Dipartimento di Studi Filosofici ed Epistemologici
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Via Nomentana, 118
The Hume Society is pleased to welcome the following new (and in
some cases, returning) members. Fields of interest are noted when members
have specified them.
Araujom, Cicero R. Montreal, Canada.
Broackes, Justin. Brown University.
Broadie, Alexander. University of Glasgow.
Cunningham, Aaron X. Santa Cruz, California.
Duncan, Elmer. Baylor University; Hume and common sense
Falkenstein, Lorne. Univ. of Western Ontario; Space and time,
Hustwit, Ron. College of Wooster.
Katsuragi, Takao. Seikei University, Tokyo.
Lemmens, Willem. Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium; moral and
Madigan, Tim. Kenmore, N.Y.; Ethics of belief.
Martin, Marie A. Clemson University.
Morcavallo, Bruno. Rome, Italy.
Moural, Josef. Charles University, Czech Republic;
metaphilosophy, philosophy of history, politics and humanities,
epistemology and moral philosophy.
Mullen, Shirley. Westmont College; history and ethics.
Phemister, Pauline. University of Nebraska; Malebranche,
Russell, Paul. University ofr British Columbia. Free will,
Spector, Jessica. Chicago, Illinois; the passions.
Varco, Rick. Emory University; skepticism, political philosophy,
Williams, William. Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Moral and political philosophy.