Spring 1997, Vol. XXVI, No. 1

Bulletin of the
HUME SOCIETY

Department of Philosophy - Occidental College, Los Angeles, California 90041, USA

Mikael Karlsson Appointed Executive Secretary-Treasurer for 1998-2002 Term 

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Mikael M. Karlsson of the University of Iceland to a five year term as Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Hume Society, beginning January 1, 1998, when the Business Office of the Society will move from Los Angeles to Reykjavik. Until then, please continue to send all business correspondence to Saul Traiger at Occidental College. More information about the transition will appear in the fall issue of the Bulletin. 

24th Hume Society Conference: Hume Along the Pacific Rim, July 29 - August 2, 1997 

The 24th Hume Society Conference is fast approaching. It will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel at Fisherman's Wharf, in Monterey, California, beginning around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29th, and ending with a banquet on Saturday evening, August 2nd. The following information will help with travel arrangements and hotel reservations. Information about preregistration and fees will arrive in a separate mailing to the Society.

TRAVEL: Flying directly into Monterey is much more expensive than flying into nearby San Francisco or San Jose. Ground transportation on the "Salinas/Monterey Airbus" is available at San Francisco International (SFO) and San Jose International (SJC) airports; rental cars are also available. Monterey is approximately 130 miles from SFO and 90 miles from SJC. The Monterey Peninsula Airport is four miles outside of Monterey.

Bus Service from SFO and SJC. The Salinas/Monterey Airbus departs from SFO five times a day, traveling down to SJC and then on down to the Monterey peninsula, with one stop at Salinas, according to the following schedule:

Leave SFO 9:30 am 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 6:00 pm 8:30 pm; Leave: SJC 10:30 am 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 9:30 pm; Arrive: Monterey 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 11:30 pm

Advance reservations are recommended, and 24-hour advance purchase (or more) is slightly discounted. The highest fare is one person, one way, no advance, at $30 (either airport). Fares per person drop off according to the number in your party and whether you purchase round trip and in advance. The phone number for reservations is 800-291-2877, at which you can get exact fee and airport pick-up point information. (This information can be found on the conference web site as well.) The bus drop in Monterey, at the Monterey Transit Plaza, is located at the corner of Alvarado and Pearl Streets. The DoubleTree at the Wharf, at 2 Portola Plaza, is 3 blocks north, up Alvarado Street, and attached to the Monterey Conference Center.

By Car. Option 1: From either airport, follow signs to Highway 101 South. Shortly after passing Gilroy, CA, approximately 70 miles south of SFO and 35 miles south of SJC, take Exit 156 West (right hand exit: Monterey Peninsula). Merge into Highway 1 South.

Option 2 (Scenic route and slightly faster): From SFO, take

Highway 101 South. At San Jose, just past San Jose International Airport, exit onto Highway 880 South. From SJC, take Highway 880 South. A few miles beyond San Jose, 880 becomes Highway 17. Follow Highway 17 South over the Santa Cruz Mountains. Just outside of Santa Cruz, take the exit to Highway 1 South (right hand exit: sign will say "Salinas/Monterey").

For either option, continue: Take Highway 1 South to Pacific

Grove, CA. At Pacific Grove, take the Del Monte Exit, merge into Del Monte Boulevard and get into the left hand lane. Del Monte Boulevard will become a one-way street. Proceed about 1.5 miles, and the hotel will be located on the right hand side of Del Monte Boulevard.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: The Hume Society has reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree at the Wharf at the rate of $119/single and $139/double per night. This is a discount of $30 over the regular rate. As you can tell, rooms in Monterey in the summer are expensive, and we expect that many people will want to share.

Room Reservations. To make a reservation, call 800-222-TREE (800-222-8733). When you phone, make sure you say that you are reserving a room for the Hume Conference so that you get the discounted rate. The cut-off date for reservations is June 20th, but the earlier you make reservations, the better.

Roommate Bulletin Board. Help in finding roommates will be provided at the conference web site, on the "Hotel" page. You may submit your name for others to contact you about sharing a room, or you may contact others already listed there. Submit your name and a way to contact you, to Elizabeth Radcliffe (preferably by e-mail, see below). Please have your name removed from the list when you no longer need a roommate.

FEES: The mandatory conference fee is $45, and includes the packet of papers to be presented at the conference and an invitation to an opening-day reception. There is an additional $20 fee for an excursion to the Carmel Valley and Big Sur on Thursday afternoon, July 31st, and a $30 fee for the closing banquet, to be held Saturday evening, August 2nd. Conferees may also purchase guest tickets for the excursion and the banquet when they preregister. All Hume Society members will receive registration forms by the end of April; preregistration and payment is required by June 20th.

MONTEREY'S CLIMATE: Monterey's summer climate is moderate. There is typically no rain, but mornings are often foggy. The average daytime high in late July is about 70 degrees F., and the average low is 52. Bringing sweaters or jackets is advisable.

GETTING AROUND MONTEREY: The Doubletree at the Wharf is in the heart of Monterey, in the lovely historic district, a few steps from the wharf, shops, cafes and restaurants. Being without a car is no problem for those who want to take advantage of the vast array of things to see and do in the Monterey area. The Wave (the Waterfront Area Visitor Express) will take riders to Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and various stops in Pacific Grove. One person can ride all day for $1.


QUESTIONS? Many questions may be answered by consulting the conference web site. Direct other questions about the conference site, accommodations, and travel to Elizabeth Radcliffe, e-mail: eradcliffe@scuacc.scu.edu (preferred form of correspondence). Phone and address until June 15th: 919-967- 1767; Dept. of Philosophy, C.B. #3125, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125. Phone and address after June 15th: 408-554-4093; Dept. of Philosophy, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0310.

CONFERENCE CO-DIRECTORS: 

Kenneth Winkler (kwinkler@wellesley.edu) 

Tatsuya Sakamoto (saka@econ.mita.keio.ac.jp)

Elizabeth Radcliffe (eradcliffe@scuacc.scu.edu)

INVITED SPEAKERS: 

Wade Robison, on the conference theme, "Nature and Convention"

Jerome Schneewind, on the conference theme, "Hume and the Moral Rationalists"

Ryuei Tsueshita, president of the Japanese Society for British Philosophy

John Wright, on the conference theme, "Hume and the Sciences"

Book panel on Don Garrett's Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy: Robert Fogelin, Peter Millican, Margaret Wilson, Don Garrett 

PAPERS TO BE PRESENTED: 

Donald Ainslie (University of Toronto), "Hume's Reflections on Personal Identity"

Gerry Callaghan (University of Western Ontario), "Thomas Reid on Hume's Science of the Mind"

Rachel Cohon (Stanford University), "Hume on Feeling and Knowing Virtue"

William Davie (University of Oregon), "Hume's General Point of View"

Graciela De Pierris (Indiana University), "Hume's Pyrrhonian Skepticism and the Belief in Causal Laws"

Lorne Falkenstein (University of Western Ontario), "What Happens When Beliefs Conflict?"

Peter Fosl (Hollins College), "Hume, Wittgenstein, and Cavell on Nature and Convention"

Jonathan Friday (University of Aberdeen), "Hume's Skeptical Standard of Taste"

Michael B. Gill (Purdue University), "On the Alleged Incompatibility between Sentimentalism and Moral Confidence"

Glenn Hartz (Ohio State University Mansfield), "Accounting for Hume's Unaccountable Pleasure"

Donald C. Hubin (Ohio State University), "What's Special About Humeanism?"

Masaki Ichinose (Tokyo University), "Hume's Three Concepts of Cause"

Toshihiko Ise (Ritsumeikan University), "How Conventional is a Promise?"

P.J.E. Kail (Clare College, Cambridge), "Values and Secondary Qualities in Hume"

Erin Kelly (Tufts University), "Moral Agency and Free Choice: Hume's Criticism of Rational Agency"

James T. King (Northern Illinois University), "Pride and Hume's Sensible Knave"

Allister Macleod (Queen's University), "Hume, Hampton, and the Instrumental Theory of Rationality"

Kevin Meeker (University of Notre Dame), "Hume's Iterative Probablity Argument: A Pernicious Reductio"

Tomoko Morita (Seikei University), "Hume on Liberty"

Satoshi Niimura (Okayama University), "The Difference Between Hume's and Smith's Concepts of Sympathy"

A.E.Pitson (University of Stirling), "Memory and Imagination: Does Hume Contradict Himself?"

Louis Reich (Fullerton, CA), "Hume's Religious Naturalism"

Ken Richman (Rutgers University), "Hume's Alleged Newtonianism"

Michael Ridge (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill),

"Reflective Endorsement and the Understanding in Hume's

Treatise"

Abraham S. Roth (Brandeis University), "What was Hume's Problem with Personal Identity?"

Tetsu Sakurai (Kobe University), "The Correlation between Hume's Empiricism and his Social Theory"

Fay Sawyier (Indiana University), "Hume's Probability Machine"

Hitoshi Tamura (Nagoya University), "The Modern Concept of Man and Hume on Personal Identity"

Sergio Tenenbaum (University of New Mexico), "What Reason Separates Reason Shall Not Join Together"

Holly Gail Thomas (UC Santa Cruz), "A New Reading of the Central Sceptical Argument in the Enquiry"

Peter Vanderschraaf (California Institute of Technology), "The Farmer's Dilemma and Conventions of Economic Exchange"

EXCURSION TO THE CARMEL VALLEY AND BIG SUR: The conference schedule will include an afternoon excursion to Chateau Julien Winery in the Carmel Valley and to Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur, for refreshments on the two outdoor patios high overlooking the ocean. The winery is described in this way: "Chateau Julien, designed in French Country Style, is nestled on a 16 acre wine estate at the foot of the beautiful Carmel Valley mountains. The Winery boasts breathtaking vistas of the lush green valley where sunsets are unforgettable and rainbows bounce off the hills." Big Sur is a 90-mile stretch of coastline that begins a few miles south of Carmel and is known around the world for its spectacular beauty. The drive to Nepenthe, along winding Highway 1, crosses the massive Bixby Bridge, spanning the Bixby Canyon "with grace and grandeur almost equal to the natural wonders of Big Sur."

SPONSORSHIP: This conference is sponsored in part by Wellesley College and Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Department of Philosophy, and Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

25th Hume Society Conference Update 

The following information is provided by Tony Pitson, conference co-director and site coordinator for the Twenty-fifth Hume Society.

The site for the Twenty-fifth Hume Society Conference, scheduled for July 20-24 1998, is the University of Stirling, Scotland. Conference meetings will take place in the Management Centre which is situated on the University campus and accommodation will be available there for the majority of those attending the Conference. Additional accommodation will be available in the town of Stirling, in the form of recently built University flats. The campus itself, which is sited in an Eighteenth Century estate, is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in Britain. It is about a mile from the historic town of Stirling which is within an hour's drive of both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. Stirling is also a gateway to the magnificent scenery of the Highlands, and an excursion is planned to some of the most picturesque and historic parts of this area of central Scotland. Closing date for submissions, as announced in the Call for Papers, is November 1, 1997, and selected themes are Hume's first Enquiry and the development of Hume's philosophy after the Treatise. For further information, contact one of the directors (Jane McIntyre, Peter Millican, or Tony Pitson). The conference has a website at the address: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/acom/hume1998.htm which will be regularly updated with information about the conference programme, site, travel and accommodation.

Conference sites for 2000 and 2001 

The Executive Committee will consider invitations from those interested in hosting a conference of the Society in 2000 or in 2001. With Stirling set for 1998 and Cork set for 1999, the presumption is that in both 2000 and 2001, the Society will meet on the North American continent.

Each of these years is significant. At least one of them is the

millennium, and the second bears the same name as a famous

movie. Neither bears any obvious relation to Hume, but if you host a great Hume conference one of those years, it (and you) will.

What the Executive Committee needs is an expression of intent to host a conference. That may be sent either to Saul Traiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, or to Wade Robison, President. The decision about which invitations to accept will be determined by the Executive Committee.

Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century: A Conference 

The Institute for the Study of Modern Philosophy, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Philosophy and Womens Studies Program sponsor a conference on Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century, to be held Friday afternoon, November 7, through Sunday morning, November 9, 1997. Seventeenth century philosophers to be discussed include Marie de Gournay, Madeleine de Scudery, Margaret Cavendish, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Anne Conway, Damaris Masham, Mary Astell, the French maxim writings and scholastic thinkers. Participants include Mary Ellen Waithe (Cleveland), Erica Harth (Brandeis), John Conley (Fordham), Desmond Clarke (Cork), Gerald Cox Flynn (Milwaukee), Kenneth Clatterbaugh (Washington), Eileen O'Neill (Massachusetts), Daniel Garber (Chicago), Lisa Shapiro (Pittsburgh), Allison Coudert (Arizona), Sarah Hutton (Hertfordshire), Robert Sleigh (Massachusetts), Catherine Wilson (Alberta), Ruth Perry (MIT), and Jonathan Rée (London).

Information about lodging, meals, and transportation, along with a more detailed program, will be available in the spring of 1997. If you wish to receive this information, please send your name and address (including an e-mail address if you have one) to: Conference WOMENPHIL 17, Philosophy Department, Box 30525, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. E-mail: conf@philos.umass.edu  

Recent Books and Monographs by Hume Society Members 

Baron, Marcia W., Kantian Ethics Almost without Apology, Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press, 1995. 

"With characteristic good sense, Marcia W. Baron addresses two persistent worries about Kant's moral philosophy: that it makes too much of duty, and it credits too little to feeling. Taking the objections seriously, she examines Kant's relevant texts with unusual thoroughness and attention to detail. The result is a judicious, qualified defense of some important aspects of Kant's ethics that are often misunderstood. Anyone inclined to dismiss Kant's ethics as irreparably rigoristic and passionless should read Baron's careful study first. More generally, anyone seriously interested in ethics may learn from the distinctions and arguments Baron makes in the course of her defense." - Thomas E. Hill, Jr., University of North Carolina

Garrett, Don, Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. 

It is widely believed that Hume often wrote carelessly and contradicted himself, and that no unified, sound philosophy emerges from his writings. Don Garrett demonstrates that such criticisms of Hume are without basis. Offering fresh and trenchant solutions to longstanding problems in Hume studies, Garrett's penetrating analysis also makes clear the continuing relevance of Hume's philosophy.

Millgram, Elijah, Practical Induction, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1997 

Practical reasoning is not just a matter of determining how to get what you want, but of working out what to want in the first place. In Practical Induction Elijah Millgram argues that experience plays a central role in this process of deciding what is or is not important or worth pursuing. He takes aim at instrumentalism, a view predominant among philosophers today, which holds that the goals of practical reasoning are basic in the sense that they are given by desires that are not themselves the product of practical reasoning. The view Millgram defends is "practical induction," a method of reasoning from experience similar to theoretical induction.

What are the practical observations that teach us what to want? Millgram suggests they are pleasant and unpleasant experiences on the basis of which we form practical judgments about particular cases. By generalizing from these judgments--that is, by practical induction--we rationally arrive at our views about what matters. Learning new priorities from experience is necessary if we are to function in a world of ever-changing circumstances. And we need to be able to learn both from our own and from others' experience. It is this, Millgram contends, that explains the cognitive importance of both our capacity for pain and pleasure and our capacity for love. Pleasure's role in cognition is not that of a goal but that of a guide. Love's role in cognition derives from its relation to our trusting the testimony of others about what does and does not matter and about what merits our desire.

Murray, Patrick, ed., Reflections on Commercial Life: An Anthology of Classic Texts from Plato to the Present, New York: Routledge, 1996. 

This new student-friendly work is an anthology of writings from the ancient Greeks to contemporary thinkers. It provides students with an opportunity to develop a more self-conscious and critical understanding of commercial life. It also challenges mainstream economics and defines the social forms that make up commercial life, such as money, the commodity, age-labor, and capital.

Patrick Murray draws a variety of writings from the seminal works of the most important thinkers in economics and philosophy. Through an inquiry into history, nature, and outcomes, Reflections of Commercial Life is an important anthology that offers students the opportunity to explore, as never before, alternatives to modern commercial life.

Whelan, Frederick G., Edmund Burke in India: Political Morality and Empire, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996. 

Whelan's study of Edmund Burke's political thought is the first thorough treatment of his views on India, even though the affairs of the British Indian empire occupied more of Burke's attention -- and occupy more space among his writings and speeches -- than any of the other causes to which he devoted himself during his long public career.

Great Britain's Indian empire had been firmly established shortly before Burke's entry into parliamentary politics. Having become convinced that the imperial regime was deeply tainted by tyranny and corruption, Burke led a campaign to reform its administration and bring the offenders to account, most notably in his lengthy impeachment prosecution of Warren Hastings, the former governor of Bengal. As in the case of the American colonies, Burke was prepared to support a British empire only if it could be ruled justly and for the welfare of all its subjects.

Relating Burke's views on India to ideas expressed in his other writings, Whelan offers a comprehensive assessment of Burke's political theory as a whole. Burke appears here as one of the few classic political thinkers in the Western canon to have made a serious and sustained effort to understand a non-European society and culture.

Yolton, John W., Perception and Reality: A History from Descartes to Kant, Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press, 1996, 248 pages. 

Perception and Reality examines the theories of perception implicit in the work of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophers which centered on the question: How is knowledge of the body possible? That question raises issues of mind-body relation, the way that mentality links with physicality, and the nature of the known world.

Other Recent Books 

Beiser, F.C., The Sovereignty of Reason: The Defense of Rationality in the Early English Enlightenment, Princeton University Press, 1997. 328 p. 

The Sovereignty of Reason is a survey of the rule of faith controversy in seventeenth-century England. It examines the arguments by which reason eventually became the sovereign standard of truth in religion and politics, and how it triumphed over its rivals: Scripture, inspiration, and apostolic tradition. Frederick Beiser argues that the main threat to the authority of reason in seventeenth-century England came not only from dissident groups but chiefly from the Protestant theology of the Church of England. The triumph of reason was the result of a new theology rather than the development of natural philosophy, which upheld the orthodox Protestant dualism between the heavenly and earthly. Rationalism arose from a break with the traditional Protestant answers to problems of salvation, ecclesiastical polity, and the true faith. Although the early English rationalists were not able to defend all their claims on behalf of reason, they developed a moral and pragmatic defense of reason that is still of interest today.

Beiser's book is a detailed examination of some neglected figures of early modern philosophy, who were crucial in the development of modern rationalism. There are chapters devoted to Richard Hooker, the Great Tew Circle, the Cambridge Platonists, the early ethical rationalists, and the free-thinkers John Toland and Anthony Collins.

Sellars, Wilfrid, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1997. 

Introduction by Richard Rorty

Study Guide by Robert Brandom

The most important work by one of America's greatest twentieth-century philosophers, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is both the epitome of Wilfrid Sellars' entire philosophical system and a key document in the history of philosophy. First published in essay form in 1956, it helped bring about a sea change in analytic philosophy. It broke the link, which had bound Russell and Ayer to Locke and Hume--the doctrine of "knowledge by acquaintance." Sellars' attack on the Myth of the Given in Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind was a decisive move in turning analytic philosophy away from the foundationalist motives of the logical empiricists and raised doubts about the very idea of "epistemology."

With an introduction by Richard Rorty to situate the work within the history of recent philosophy, and with a study guide by Robert Brandom, this publication of Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind makes a difficult but indisputably significant figure in the development of analytic philosophy clear and comprehensible to anyone who would understand that philosophy or its history.

Riley, Patrick, Leibniz' Universal Jurisprudence, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996. 

Although Leibniz is universally regarded as the greatest German philosopher before Kant, his work as a political and moral philosopher is almost entirely neglected in the English-speaking world, where he is seen chiefly as a metaphysician, mathematical logician, and co-discoverer of calculus. Yet Leibniz' doctoral degree was in law and jurisprudence, and he served throughout his life as a judge and a diplomat; he was a valued political--legal adviser to Czar Peter the Great, to the King of Prussia in Berlin, and to the Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna. Patrick Riley recovers this crucial part of Leibniz' thought and activity.

For the first time--as we celebrate the 350th anniversary of Leibniz' birth--his political, moral, and legal thought are extensively discussed here in English. The text includes fragments of his work that have never before been translated. Riley shows that "justice as wise charity" has at least as much claim to be taken seriously as the familiar contractarian ideas of Hobbes and Locke. Since Leibniz was the greatest Platonist of early modernity, Riley argues, his version of Platonic idealism serves as the bridge from Plato himself to the greatest modern "critical" idealist, Kant. With Leibniz' Universal Jurisprudence we now have a fuller picture of one of the greatest general thinkers of the seventeenth century.

ISECS Congress Dublin 1999 

The 1999 Hume Conference will take place July 19 to 23, 1999 in Cork, Ireland, just before the ISECS conference. 

The tenth ISECS Congress on the Enlightenment will take place 25-31 July 1999 at University College Dublin. The hosts will be the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and the congress organizer is Andrew Carpenter, English Department, University College, Dublin 4, email andrew.carpenter@ucd.ie; fax +353 1 706 1174.

The academic and social activities of the congress will last from Sunday evening 25 July until Saturday evening 31 July. The main venue will be the 360 acre campus of University College Dublin (UCD), three miles from Dublin city centre, within easy reach of the airport and served by excellent public transport. Other venues for academic and social activities include Trinity College Dublin, Marsh's Library, Dublin Castle and Newman House.

UCD is the largest university in Ireland and an ideal location for the congress. The university residences -- a new development of high-quality apartments -- are adjacent to the academic buildings. The price of accommodation in these residences is very reasonable and their quality is very high. Six hundred places have been reserved here for the ISECS congress and bookings will be taken by the congress office from 1 January 1998.

The UCD College restaurants provide good food at reasonable prices. There are also three bars on the campus as well as a modern sports complex. A three-star hotel is adjacent to the campus and guest houses and restaurants are also close by. In the greater Dublin area, accommodation of all types, up to de-luxe standard, is available, and the congress organizers will make bookings for those who prefer to stay in hotels or guest houses.

The Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society extends a warm invitation to all members of societies affiliated with ISECS to come to the Dublin congress in 1999. The congress will be multi-disciplinary and its main themes will include millenarianism, revolution and life "at the margins". The official languages will be English and French although the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society will also be holding some sessions in the Irish language. Academic sessions will be organized in two ways: some will address particular subjects, themes, or individuals (e.g.: Jonathan Swift; l'influence de la Révolution française; Scotland in the 18c.; exploration and discovery in the 18c.; l'histoire du livre en Irlande au 18c.; women writers in eighteenth-century Boston; literary theory and 18c studies; la poésie française du 18c.; David Hume; popular culture on the margins of 18c Europe; etc.) while others will address more general topics. We hope that papers in almost every field of eighteenth-century scholarship will be given at the Dublin congress.

In order to ensure that sessions on particular subjects reflect the interests of those attending the congress, the committee now invites all those who are willing to organize sessions or round tables on special topics or on specific eighteenth-century individuals, to send proposals to Andrew Carpenter as soon as possible, and in any case not later than 31 March 1997. All proposals will be acknowledged and considered by the organizing committee, though timetable limitations mean that it may not be possible to accept them all.

A list of the proposals for sessions or round tables which have been accepted, with the names and addresses of their organizers, will be published by the congress committee at the end of the summer of 1997. After that, members of all affiliated societies will receive a general call for papers. These may be designed for one of the special sessions or round tables on specific topics (as noted above), or for one of the general sessions, to be organized by the Dublin committee.

The congress registration fee: (provisional: to be confirmed) is IR£95 to include all academic events, receptions/buffets (including a State reception), tea and coffee, and local transport as necessary. The registration fee does not include either accommodation or the Congress Dinner (to be held in the Dining Hall of Trinity College). On Wednesday 28 July, there will be a choice of optional excursions to places of interest near Dublin. A special programme for "accompanying persons" will be arranged at a fee of IR£50 to include entrance to all receptions and social events, and some cultural visits. Bursaries for scholars from Eastern Europe and the developing world will be available, as will scholarships for students.

Although Dublin, as Europe's finest eighteenth-century capital, has more than enough to delight and interest all those attending the congress, the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society sees the congress as an opportunity for delegates to enjoy the rest of Ireland as well. In addition to the events scheduled as part of the main congress therefore, we propose a selection of optional (extra-cost) three- and four-day tours of Ireland before and after the congress. Details of these will be circulated in 1998.

If you have any queries about the Dublin Congress, please write, send a fax or an e-mail message to the organizer, Andrew Carpenter, English Department, University College, Dublin 4, Ireland.

ADDITIONAL SESSIONS IN NAPLES!! ISECS is pleased to announce that, in addition to the Dublin Congress, two supplementary sessions will be held in Naples in September 1999. The Dublin registration fee includes these sessions. Enquiries to Alberto Postigliola, Via Cittá di Castello 13, 00191 Rome, Italy.

The Mandeville Symposium: Queen's University - May 16th & 17th, 1997 

The Mandeville Symposium will be held at the newly-renovated Donald Gordon Conference Center on the campus of Queen's University in Kingston. Of particular interest to scholars working in the eighteenth century is The British Pamphlets Collection, housed in Special Collections at the Joseph S. Stauffer Library. The library holds over a thousand pamphlets, as well as numerous rare books including Mandeville's, The Fable of the Bees (2nd. edition, 1723), and An Enquiry into the Origin of Honour (1st. edition, 1732). This collection is one of the finest in Canada, and is a valuable resource for scholars.

Participants include: M.M. Goldsmith, author of Private Vices, Public Benefits: Bernard Mandeville's Social and Political Thought (Cambridge, 1985); E.J. Hundert, The Enlightenment's 'Fable': Bernard Mandeville and the Discovery of Society (Cambridge, 1994); and, Irwin Primer, editor Mandeville Studies: New Explorations in the Art and Thought of Dr. Bernard Mandeville (The Hague, 1975); Gordon Schochet, editor with J.G.A. Pocock and Lois Schwoerer, The Varieties of British Political Thought, 1500-1800 (Cambridge, 1994).

For additional conference information, please contact: The Mandeville Symposium, c/o C. W. A. Prior, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6. E-mail: 3cwp@qlink.queensu.ca

World Wide Web Resources 

Bulletin of the Hume Society Archive: Four volumes of the Bulletin of the Hume Society, Volumes 22-25, are archived on the World Wide Web. The URL is http://www.oxy.edu/~traiger/hume/bullarchive.html.

The Pierre Bayle Home Page: "In recent times, interest in Pierre Bayle's thought and work has grown considerably. Scholars of various tendencies have analyzed his multifarious activity from different points of view. And Bayle's most famous work, the Dictionnaire historique et critique, is not the only subject arousing interest. Equally important are his other works, in that they may represent either a different standpoint from the magnus opus, or a further development of ideas expressed in it. The aim of this web page is to provide with detailed information all those who work on Bayle or who want to know more about this nonconformist thinker of the end of XVIIth century. The bibliography - updated monthly - covers only books and articles entirely or partially devoted to Bayle." The Pierre Bayle Home page is http://www.cisi.unito.it/progetti/bayle/pres.html.

Adam Smith E-texts: The Theory of Moral Sentiments is now on the web. It can be found at http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/smith/moral.html. The Wealth of Nations is located at http://www.arrowweb.com/philo/.

New Members 

The following members have joined or rejoined the Hume Society since March 24, 1996. 

Adams, Thomas; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Angles, Misericordia; Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Bell, Martin; Manchester Metropolitan College, Manchester, United Kingdom

Bruhlmeier, Daniel; St. Gallen, , Switzerland

Carabelli, Giancarlo; Milano, Italy

Carroll, John W.; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Cayley, Rachel; Brooklyn, New York

Christophe, Manceau; Paris, , France

Connolly, William R.; University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

Corrigan, Patrick; Assumption College, Worcester, MA

Dauer, Francis W.; UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

Davis, Bentley; Olivette, MO

DePierris, Graciela T.; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Fradet, Herve; Paris I. Pantheon. Sarbonne, France

Fuchs, Florian; Weisgnburg, Germany

Geib, Scott A.; Santa Fe, NM

Gerwin, Martin E.; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Grimm, Stephen R.; New York, NY

Heinrich, Elisabeth; Germany

Hume, Robert; Rochester, NY

Jeter, Marvin D.; University of Arkansas-Montice, Montecello, AR

Kamooneh, Kaveh; Atlanta, GA

Klawikowski, Gregor; Koln, Germany

Krysztofiak, Claudia; , Sankt Augustin, , Germany

Lessa, Renato; , Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

Levine, Michael; University of Western Australia Nedlands, Australia

Levy, Solomon; Kansas City, MI

Lockwood Jr., Thornton C.; Boston University, Boston, MA

London, Joshua; Sacramento, CA

Luethe, Rudolf; Aachen, Germany

Maestrelli, Emilia; New York, NY

Marrone, Louis; Guelph, Ontario, CANADA

Mathews, Jose; University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Menezes, Natala; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Morita, Tomoko; , Adachi-ku, Tokyo, 180, , Japan

Myers, Victoria; , Santa Monica, CA

Nafstad, Petter; University of Tromso, N-9037 Tromso, Norway

Noll, Aaron; Houghton College, Houghton, New York

O'Connor, David; Seton Hall University, South Oragne, NJ

O'Shea, Jim; University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Pajewski, Alessandro; L'Aquila, , Italy

Povlich, Jamey John; South Milwaukee, WI

Rosenzweig, Warren; Brooklyn, NY

Sainsbury, R.M.; King's College London, United Kingdom

Schmitter, Amy; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Shelley, James R.; Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Stagoll, Clifford; University of Warwick, Coventry, England

Tenenbaum, Sergio; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Thompson, Dennis; Northampton, MA

Torell, Kurt; Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

Turiano, Mark; Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Velasquez, Eduardo A.; Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Vink, Anthony; The Netherlands

Weller, Eric J.; Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

Xiao, Yang; Berkeley, CA

Zakatistovs, Atis; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Zanardi, Paola; University of Ferrara, Italy