30th Annual Hume Society Conference

Conference Schedule

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Throughout the Conference, CBC B-225 will be open as our Publishers’ Exhibit Room / Commons Rooms;
some beverages and a volunteer will be on hand.

Monday, July 28th

We recommend arrival on the 28th in order to begin the following morning.
Registration, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

 

Tuesday, July 29th

08:30 - 10:30 Registration - CBC A-112
10:30 - 10:45 Opening Ceremony
10:45 - 12:15

Plenary Session CBC A-112

Hume and Mental Content

Hume, Imagination, and Content: A Memorandum, Tito Magri, Università di Roma - la Sapienza;
Hume's Theory of Mental Representation, Don Garrett, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill;
Hume and Reid on the Nature of Consciousness,
Lorne Falkenstein,
University of Western Ontario;
Chair: Saul Traiger, Occidental College

12:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:00

Concurrent Session # 1, CBC C-124

A new look at Hume’s theory of probabilistic inference

Mark Collier, Stanford University


Commentator: Lon Becker, Colgate University,
Chair: Anne Jaap Jacobson, University of Houston

Concurrent Session #2, CBC C-133

Hume, Kant, and Hegel on the Use of Teleological Principles in Historical Narrative

Claudia Schmidt, Marquette University


Commentator: Ira Singer, Hofstra University, Comments;
Chair, Greg Brown, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

15:15 - 16:30

Concurrent Session # 3, CBC C-124
 

Hume’s Skeptical Naturalism


Peter Fosl, Transylvania University


Commentator: Ken Richman, Bryn Mawr College
Chair: Julia Annas, University of Arizona

Concurrent Session #4, CBC C-133

Searching for Objective Social Foundations: David Hume’s Analysis of the Origin of Law and Government


Dmitri Kuryshkin
, Moscow State University


Commentator: Mark Yellin, Liberty Fund
Chair: Ryu Susato, Kansai University

16:45 - 19:00 RECEPTION UNDER THE TREES

 

Wednesday, July 30th

09:00 - 10:15

Concurrent Session #5, CBC C-124

Hume’s Remedy for Instrumentalism

Gerald Lang, Oxford University


Commentator:Don Fawkes, Comments;
Chair: Ron Wilburn, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Concurrent Session #6, CBC C-133

Intelligibility and Error in Hume’s Theory of the Understanding


Arthur L. Morton
, University of Cincinnati


Commentator: Tom Kiefer, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Comments;
Chair: John Dreher, University of Southern California

10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00

Plenary Session, CBC A-112

Hume as a Social Scientist
 

Tatsuya Sakamoto, Keio University
Chair: Francis Dauer, University of California, Santa Barbara
 

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:45

Concurrent Session #7, CBC C-124


Sentimentalism and the General Point of View in Hume’s Moral Theory


Elisa Hurley, Georgetown University


Commentator: Chrisoula Andreou, University of Utah; Comments;
Chair: Peggy Vandenberg, Grand Valley State College

Concurrent Session #8, CBC C-133


Hume, Miracles, and Probabilities:
Meeting Earman’s Challenge


Peter Millican, University of Leeds


Commentator: Wm. Starr, Marquette University, Comments;
Chair:
Don Garrett, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

15:00 - 16:15

Concurrent Session #9, CBC C-124

Prior Fictions
 

Saul Traiger, Occidental College


Commentator: John Biro, University of Florida, Comments;
Chair: Mikael Karlsson, University of Iceland

Concurrent Session #10, CBC C-133
 


The necessity of necessity: The Significance for Hume of the Idea of Necessary Connection

Abraham S. Roth
,  University of Illinois, Chicago


Commentator: Corliss Swain, St. Olaf College
Chair: David Owen, University of Arizona

16:30 - 18:00

Plenary Session, CBC A-112


Topic Panel #1: Imagination in Hobbes and Hume


Imagination in the Philosophy of Hobbes and Hume, Juhana Lemetti, University of Helsinki;
Imagination in Hobbes and Hume, Jani Hakkarainen, University of Tampere;
Imagination: Hobbes and Hume, Martin Bertman, (University of Helsinki)
Chair:
Lorne Falkenstein, University of Western Ontario

 

Thursday, July 31st

09:00 - 10:15

Concurrent Session #11, CBC C-229


Hume’s Theory of Motivation
and Principles of Causal Reasoning


Jussi Suikkanen, University of Helsinki


Commentator: Antonia LoLordo, University of Virginia, Comments;
Chair: Wm. Starr, Marquette University

Concurrent Session #12, CBC C-230


Coherence and the Loose Idea:
Mental Impulse in Hume’s Theory of the External World


Brandon Watson, University of Toronto


Commentator: Catherine Kemp (Pennsylvania State University);
Chair: Claudia Schmidt, Marquette University

10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00

Plenary Session, CBC A-106


Topic Panel #2: Hume’s Denunciation of the Monkish Virtues


Jim King, Northern Illinois State University, Hume's Denunciation of the Monkish Virtues;
Will Davie, University of Oregon, Revisiting Monkish Virtues;
Commentator: Dallas Willard, University of Southern California, Comments;
Chair: Juhana Lemetti, University of Helsinki

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:45

Concurrent Session #13, CBC C-229


The Development of Hume’s Thought on Luxury


Andrew Cunningham, Boston University


Commentator: Paul Hurley, Pomona College, Comments;
Chair: Catherine Kemp (Pennsylvania State University)

Concurrent Session #14, CBC C-230


Hume’s Principles of World Construction


Jean-Pierre Schachter, Huron University College


Commentator: Tim Black, California,  State University, Northridge, Comments;
Chair: Darin McGinnis, Loyola-Chicago

15:00 - 16:15

Concurrent Session #15, CBC C-229


Are Ethical Propositions Statistical? C.D. Broad’s Critique - and Defense - of Hume’s Subjective Theory of Moral Judgments


Joseph Filonowicz, Long Island
University/Brooklyn Campus.

Commentator: John Dreher, University of Southern California, Comments
Chair: Andrew Cunningham, Boston University

Concurrent Session #16, CBC C-230


Hume’s Theories of Belief


Bethany Hoffman, Harvard University


Commentator: Stanley Tweyman, York University, Glendon College, Comments;
Chair: Stephen Nelson, Arizona State University

16:30 - 18:00

Plenary Session, CBC A-106


Classic Hume Studies Reconsidered:  Chas. Hendel’s Studies in the Philosophy of David Hume


Chair: Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Frits van Holthoon, Groningen University, Charles Hendel’s Studies in the Philosophy of David Hume (1925);
Craig Walton
, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Comments on Charles W. Hendel’s Studies in the Philosophy of David Hume (1925; 1962); 
Peter Loptson
, University of Guelph, Charles W. Hendel and Hume: A Review and Reconsideration

 

Friday, Aug. 1st

09:00 - 10:15

Concurrent Session # 17, CBC C-124

 

Why Hume’s Animal Argument Fails


Ramsey McNabb, York University


Commentator: Tony Pitson, University of Stirling, Comments;
Chair: Will Davie, University of Oregon

Concurrent Session #18, CBC C-133
 

Hume and Representation:
Understanding Duration and Abstraction


Anne Jaap Jacobson, University of Houston

Commentator: Patricia Easton, Claremont Graduate School, Comments;
Chair: Rene Calandria, University of Santo Tomas

10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00

Plenary Session, CBC A-112


Topic Panel #3: Hume on Motivation


Why Hume Thinks Reason is Not a Motive to the Will, Rachel Cohon, SUNY Albany; 
Mikael Karlsson
, University of Iceland;
Chair: Chrisoula Andreou, University of Utah

12:00 - 13:30 1200 - Free time. 2 Excursions will leave the parking lot nearest the Residence Halls office at 13:30 for the Red Rocks (bus, some walking, Visitor Center, bring cameras); & for Mt. Charleston (drive up, then easy to moderate hiking, trails, bring cameras)

 

Saturday, Aug. 2nd

09:00 - 10:15

Concurrent Session # 19, CBC C-124


Hume on Certainty, Knowledge, and Probability: Anticipating the Disintegration of the Analytic/Synthetic Divide?


Kevin Meeker, University of South Alabama

David Owen, University of Arizona; Comments;
Chair: Dave Beisecker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Concurrent Session #20, CBC C-133


The Criterion of Identity and the Principium Individuationis


Don Baxter, University of Connecticut


Commentator: Janet Levin, University of Southern California, Comments;
Chair: Saul Traiger, Occidental College 

10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00

Plenary Session, CBC A-112

Classic Hume Studies Reconsidered: H. H. Price’s Hume's Theory of the External World

Rick Fumerton, University of Iowa, Hume on our Idea of External Objects: Hylas’s Alternative;
Peter Thielke
, Pomona College, The Price of Gap-Indifference: Hume, Kant, and Objective Successions;
Fred Wilson
, University of Toronto, Price’s “Hume’s Theory of the External World”: An Appreciation;
Chair: Phil Cummins, University of Iowa; 

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00

Plenary Session, CBC A-112


Topic Panel #4: Hume on Moral Judgments


Charlotte Brown, Illinois Wesleyan University, Hume on the Will and Deliberate Action; Kate Abramson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Donald Ainslie, University of Toronto

15:15 - 16:45

Plenary Session, CBC A-112

Hume on Luck and Moral Inclusion


Jacqueline Taylor, Brandeis University


Chair: Mary Mothersill, Barnard College

17:00 - 18:00 Business Meeting, CBC A-112
18:30 - 20:30 Banquet

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