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Call for Papers

Keio University, Mita Campus
Tokyo, Japan
August 2 - 7, 2004

Conference Co-directors:

Masaki Ichinose, Universityof Tokyo
Tatsuya Sakamoto, Keio University
Francis W. Dauer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Saul Traiger, Occidental College

he Hume Society is pleased to announce its thirty-first annual conference, to be held August 2-7, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by Keio University. The title of the conference is:

Industry, Knowledge and Humanity

In "Of Refinement in the Arts" Hume writes:

Thus industry, knowledge, and humanity, are linked together by an indissoluble chain, and are found, from experience as well as reason, to be peculiar to the more polished, and, what are commonly denominated, the more luxurious ages.

Papers bearing some relation to the theme will be especially welcome; however, papers on any aspect of Hume's life and works will be considered.

Papers should be no more than thirty minutes reading length with self-references deleted for blind reviewing; the author's name should appear only on a front cover sheet. Papers may be submitted in French, Spanish, German or English, but must include an English-language abstract. Authors are requested to submit papers and abstracts as e-mail attachments in MS Word or rich text format.

The Hume Society has set aside up to $2000 for the support of graduate students reading papers at the annual Hume Society meetings, to be given at the discretion of the Conference Co-Directors to those whose papers have been accepted through the normal vetting process.

Submissions must be sent to by November 1, 2003.