Announcement and Call for Papers
Twenty-ninth Annual Hume Society Conference
August 6-10, 2002
Robison, Rochester Institute of Technology (Chair)
Olli Loukola, University of Helsinki
Timo Airaksinen, University of Helsinki
Mikael M. Karlsson, University of Iceland
Hume Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for its twenty-ninth
annual conference, to be held August 6-10, 2002 in Helsinki, Finland, hosted
by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Helsinki. The title of
the conference is:
for Action? Born for Reason?"
the Enquiry Concerning Human
Understanding (§1) Hume writes:
Moral philosophy ...
may be treated after two different manners ... The one considers man chiefly
as born for action; and as influenced in his measures by taste and sentiment
... The other species of philosophers consider man in the light of a
reasonable rather than an active being, and endeavour to form his
understanding more than cultivate his manners.
on any aspect of Hume's life and works will be considered for the program.
However, the conference directors will especially welcome submissions on the
set of views expressed in this passage, e.g. on conflicting views of human
nature, of moral philosophy, of the virtues, and of philosophical literature.
addition, brief submissions (1200
words maximum) are invited for a symposium on the thoughts reflected in this
[A] sense of morals is a principle inherent in the soul, and one of the most
powerful that enters into the composition. But this sense must certainly
acquire more force, when reflecting on itself, it approves of those
principles, from whence it is deriv'd, and finds nothing but what is great
and good in its rise and origin. (Treatise,
such submissions will be selected for presentation at this symposium, which
will include ample opportunity for discussion by the participants and the
Hume Society has set aside special funds to help in covering the travel costs
of graduate students reading papers. These funds will be given at the
discretion of the conference co-directors to those whose papers are accepted
through the blind refereeing process.
should be no longer than thirty minutes in 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, French, or German, but
an abstract in English of up to 150 words is required for all papers.
Submissions for the symposium must be in English and should be devoid of
must be sent as e-mail attachments, or by post on diskette, by September 1,
2001 to the Secretary-Treasurer.
Mikael M. Karlsson
The Hume Society
University of Iceland
M. Karlsson will, as Secretary of the Society, receive submitted papers and
prepare them for blind reviewing. He will not otherwise participate in the
reviewing process. The reviewing and selection of papers for the program will
be organized by Wade Robison.