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Hume Studies Essay Prize Winner and Call for Submissions

The officers of the Hume Society and the editors of Hume Studies are pleased to announce the winner of the second annual Hume Studies Essay Prize.

The recipient of the prize for 2022 is Taro Okamura, for his paper, “Hume’s Passion-Based Account of Moral Responsibility.” Dr. Okamura received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2022. He is currently a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Okamura is primarily interested in the history of early modern philosophy. His current project is to elucidate the significance of passion in Hume's epistemology.

Dr. Okamura receives $1000 US, and his paper will be published in Hume Studies 48:2, November 2023. Congratulations to Taro for his fine work!

Thank you to all the authors who submitted papers and especially to the members of the Hume Studies Editorial Board who served on this year’s prize panel: John P. Wright (chair), James Fieser, Peter Fosl, and Ruth Weintraub.

Submissions for the Third Annual Hume Studies Essay Prize Welcome

We invite submissions for the Third Annual Essay Prize. The competition is open to those ten or fewer years from the Ph.D., including graduate students. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2023. For details, see the journal home page.


Submissions for Hume Society 2023 Conference

Submissions are now open for the Hume Society 2023 annual conference! This link will take you to the submissions portal: Submissions. You will need to register for a free EasyChair account if you do not already have one. Thank you for your patience!

Because of delays in providing the submission portal, the organizers have extended the deadline for submissions until December 30 (closing at midnight Pacific Standard Time, GMT-8).

Graduate Student Scholarship for Studies in the History of Ideas

The Robert and Moira Sansom Ideas Foundation is accepting applications for a $10,000 Graduate Student Scholarship for Studies in the History of Ideas. The scholarship is open to graduate students who are or will be studying at a university in Canada. Applications for awards to support work in the 2023-24 academic year are open from now through February 28, 2023. More information is available here.

49th International Hume Society Conference

Provo, Utah, United States

July 18 - July 22, 2023