The Hume Society
Conference Room
Portrait of David Hume (detail) by Allan Ramsey (1766)

APA/CPA Sessions
Division/
Year
Organizer(s) / Affiliation
Term / Venue
Event
APA
Pacific Division
April 12 - 15, 2017
Jason Fisette
University of Nevado, Reno
(2016-2018)

Westin Seattle
Seattle, Washington


Saturday, April 15, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Topic: Locke's Legacy in Hume's Metaphysics and Epistemology

Chair: Jason Fisette (University of Nevada, Reno)

Speakers: Allison Kuklok (St. Michael's College)
"Knowing That versus Knowing How: Hume's Critique of Locke's Idea of Causal Power"

Timothy Yenter (University of Mississippi)
"Direct and Indirect Routes from Locke to Hume"


APA
Central Division
March 1 - 4, 2017
Erin Frykholm
University of Kansas
(2016-2018)

Sheraton Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri


Saturday, March 4, 2017, 12:15 - 2:15 P.M.

Topic: Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume’s Skepticism and Naturalism concerning Knowledge and Causation (Graciela DePierris)

Chair: Erin Frykholm (University of Kansas)

Critics: Donald Ainslie (University of Toronto)
Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins University)

Response: Graciela DePierris (Stanford University)


APA
Eastern Division
January 4 - 7, 2017
Allison Kuklok
St. Michael's College
(2016-2018)

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland


Friday, January 6, 2017, 11:15 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Topic: Hume's Epistemology through his Philosophy of Religion

Chair: Allison Kuklok (St. Michael's)

Speakers: Elizabeth Goodnick (Metropolitan State University, Denver)
“Philo’s Reversal and Hume on Belief”

Emily Kelahan (Illinois Wesleyan)
“Assessing Epistemic Agents in Hume’s Natural History of Religion”


APA
Pacific Division
March 30 - April 3, 2016
Erin Frykholm
Kansas
(2016-2018)

The Westin St. Francis
San Francisco, California


Friday, April 1, 7:00 - 10:00 P.M.

Topic: Hume’s Moral Psychology

Chair: Erin Frykholm (Kansas)

Speakers: Lorraine Besser (Middlebury)
"Bridging Gaps Between Hume's Moral Psychology and Contemporary Psychological Research"

Rico Vitz (Azusa Pacific)
"Character, Culture, and the Limits of Humean Virtue"

Katharina Paxman (Brigham Young)
"Hume on the Cultivation of Disposition"

Commentator: Emily Kelahan (Illinois Wesleyan)

APA
Central Division
March 2-5, 2016
Tina Baceski
Rockhurst University
(2014-2016)

Palmer House
Chicago, Illinois


GIII-02: Thursday, March 03, 5:30 PM- 7:30 P.M.

Chair: Tina Baceski (Rockhurst University)

Speakers: Miren Boehm (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
"Old and New Hume"

Annemarie Butler (Iowa State University)
"How Social is Hume's Epistemology?"


APA
Eastern Division
January 6-8, 2016
Jason Fisette
University of Nevada, Reno
(2015-2017)

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, District of Columbia


Hume Society, Friday, January 8, 2016, 11:15 A.M. - 1:15 P.M.

Topic: Hume’s Conception of Space in Historical Context

Chair: Jason Fisette (University of Nevada, Reno)

Speakers: Alan Nelson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
“A Feature of Hume’s Theory of Ideas”

Graciela de Pierris (Stanford University)
“Hume and Kant on Space and Infinite Divisibility”


APA
Pacific Division
April 1-4, 2015
David Landy
San Francisco State University
(2013-2015)

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


G4A: Hume Society, Thursday, April, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Topic: Hume’s Scientific Methodology in the Treatise

Chair: David Landy (San Francisco State University)

Speakers: Graciela De Pierris (Stanford University)
"Hume’s Newtonian Methodology in the Science of Human Nature"

Paul Russell (University of Gothenburg and University of British Columbia)
"Hume, Williams, and the 'Science of Human Nature'"


APA
Central Division
February 18-21, 2015
Tina Baceski
Rockhurst University
(2014-2016)

Hilton St. Louis at The Ballpark
St. Louis, Missouri


Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:30 PM- 7:30 P.M.

Speakers: Samuel Murray (Saint Louis University)
"A Humean Emendation to Reid's Volitional Theory of Agency"

Tina Baceski (Rockhurst University)
"Hume on the 'Naturalness' of Religious Belief"

Commentator: Mark Piper (James Madison University)


APA
Eastern Division
December 28, 2014
Lorraine Besser-Jones
Middlebury College
(2012-2014)

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Topic: Hume on Religion

Chair: Lewis Powell (State University of New York at Buffalo)

Speakers: Deborah Boyle (College of Charleston)
“Hume on Natural Beliefs and Belief in God”

Emily Kelahan (Illinois Wesleyan University)
“The Design Argument in Hume’s Natural History of Religion”


CPA
May 25-28, 2014
Neil McArthur
University of Manitoba
(2013)

Brock University
Ontario, CA


Topic: Hume’s Moral Psychology

Speakers: Donald Ainslie (University of Toronto)
"What Exactly is an Impression of Reflection?"

John Bricke (University of Kansas)
"Hume: Morality, Motivation, and Truth"

Amy Schmitter (University of Alberta)
"Sentiments: Skeptical Cure or Skeptical Cause?"

APA Pacific Division
2014
David Landy
San Francisco State University
(2013-2015)

The Westin Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California

April 16th 2014
G3A — 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Topic: Humean Responses to Kant

Speaker: Peter Thielke (Pomona College)
“Turnabout is Fair Play: How Hume Might Respond to Kant”
Commentator: Eric Watkins (University of California at San Diego)

Speaker: Annemarie Butler (Iowa State University)
“Hume’s Reply to Kant”
Commentator: Helen Beebee (University of Manchester)

Chair: David Landy (San Francisco State University)

APA Central Division
2014
Tina Baceski
Rockhurst University
(2014-2016)

Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL

February 27th 2014
GVII-4  - 5:30p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Topic: Hume on Evil

Speakers: Charlotte Brown (Illinois Wesleyan University)

William E. Morris (Illinois Wesleyan University)

Chair: Tina Baceski (Rockhurst University)

APA Eastern Division
2013
Lorraine Besser-Jones
Middlebury College
(2012-2014)

Marriott Baltimore Waterfront
Baltimore, Maryland

December 29th 2013
GVII-4  - 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Topic: Hume on the Standards of Taste

Speakers: Mark Collier (University of Minnesota-Morris)
“The Humean Approach to Aesthetic and Moral Diversity"

Amy Schmitter (University of Alberta)
"Negotiating Diversity of Tastes in the Second Enquiry and ‘Of the Standard of Taste’"

Chair: Michelle Dyke (New York University)

APA Pacific Division
2013
David Landy
San Francisco State University
(2013-2015)

Westin St. Francis
San Francisco, California

March 29th 2013
G7 — 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Topic: Hume’s Theory of Mental Representation

Speakers: Karl Schafer (University of Pittsburgh) “Cognition in Hume and Kant”
Lewis Powell (University at Buffalo), “Hume’s Rejection of the Mirror Thesis”
Jonathan Cottrell (New York University) “Perceptions of Unity and Number”

Chair: David Landy (San Francisco State University)

APA Central Division
2013
Abe Roth
Ohio State University
(2011-2013)

New Orleans Hilton Riverfront
New Orleans, Louisiana

February 21st 2013
5:25-7:25 p.m.

Speaker: Donald L. M. Baxter (University of Connecticut)
“Hume on Substance.”
Commentator: Justin Broackes (Brown University)

Speaker: Galen Strawson (University of Reading/University of Texas, Austin)
“Hume on Personal Identity: ‘No Difficulty in the Case'.”
Commentator: Charles Huenemann (Utah State University)

Chair: Abe Roth (Ohio State University)

APA Eastern Division
2012
Lorraine Besser-Jones
Middlebury College
(2012-2014)

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, GA

December 30th 2012
GXI - 2  - 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Speakers: Colin Heydt (University of South Florida)
"Hume and His Contemporaries on the Moral Significance of Self"

Margaret Watkins (St. Vincent College)
"Private Virtue, Public Spirit: Hume's Hopes for 'Wise Laws and Institutions'"

Chair: Miriam McCormick (University of Richmond).

CPA
2012
Peter Loptson
University of Guelph
(2011-2013)

Waterloo
Ontario
May 27th, 2012

Topic: Hume, Human Nature, and Evolutionary Psychology

Lorne Falkenstein (University of Western Ontario)
Peter Loptson (University of Guelph)
Miriam McCormick (University of Richmond)
Catherine Wilson (University of Aberdeen/University of York)

APA Pacific Division
2012
Aaron Zimmerman
University of California-Santa Barbara
(2010-2012)

Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA
April 7th, 2012
G9C – 7:00pm-10:00pm.

Topic: Early Criticisms of Hume

Speakers:

Antonia LoLordo (University of Virginia)
Rebecca Copenhaver (Lewis & Clark College)

Chair: Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University)

APA Central Division
2012
Abe Roth
Ohio State University
(2011-2013)

Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL

February 16th 2012
GII-6  - 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Speaker: Miren Boehm (University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee)
“Hume’s Two and the Same Definitions of Cause.”
Commentator: Abe Roth (Ohio State University)

Speaker: Jonathan Cottrell (New York University)
“Hume’s Propriety Principle.”
Commentator: Donald L. M. Baxter (University of Connecticut)

APA Eastern Division
2011
Yumiko Inukai
University of Massachusetts, Boston
(2009-2011)

Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC

December 28th 2011
GII-2  - 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Speakers: Alison McIntyre (Wellesley College)
"Does Pride Always Have Intersubjective Resonance? Hume vs. Allestree"

Aaron Garrett (Boston University)
"Hume on Pride and Other Prejudices"

Chair: Yumiko Inukai (University of Massachusetts-Boston).

CPA
2011
Peter Loptson
University of Guelph
(2011-2013)

Fredericton
New Brunswick
May 30th, 2011
2:00pm to 5:30pm.

Speakers: Donald Ainslie (University of Toronto)
"Hume’s Reflections on Scepticism and the Senses"

Terence Penelhum (University of Calgary)
"Hume and Universal Causation"

David Raynor (University of Ottawa)
"Why David Hume is Britain's Greatest Philosopher"

Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University)
"A Sense of Self: Hume and Condillac on Consciousness and Selfhood"

Chair: Peter Loptson (University of Guelph)

APA Pacific Division
2011
Aaron Zimmerman
University of California-Santa Barbara
(2010-2012)

Hilton Bayfront
San Diego, CA
April 20th, 2011
G2A – 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Author-Meets-Critics: Thomas Holden, Spectres of False Divinity: Hume’s Moral Atheism

Critics:

James Baillie (University of Portland)
Saul Traiger (Occidental College)

Author: Thomas Holden (University of California-Santa Barbara)

Chair: Robert McIntyre (University of California-Santa Barbara)

APA Central Division
2011
Abe Roth
Ohio State University
(2011-2013)

Minneapolis Hilton Hotel
Minneapolis, MN
March 31st, 2011
GI-9 – 9am-noon.

Author-Meets-Critics: Helen Beebee, Hume on Causation

Critics:

Don Garrett (New York University)
Angela Coventry (Portland State University)

Author: Helen Beebee (University of Birmingham)

Chair: Abe Roth (Ohio State University)

 

  • Past Hume Sessions at APA Meetings, 2006-2010
              Compiled by Dorothy Coleman, updated by Angela Coventry

  • APA Group-Session Organizers
              Compiled by Kate Abramson, updated by Angela Coventry

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