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

APA/CPA Sessions
Organizer(s) / Affiliation
Term / Venue
Pacific Division
March 28 - 31, 2018
Jason Fisette
University of Nevado, Reno

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California

Saturday, March 30, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Topic: Hume on Slavery and Race

Chair: Jason Fisette (University of Nevada, Reno)

Speakers: Margaret Watkins (St. Vincent College / University of Edinbrugh)
"Binding Ourselves from Cruelty: Humean Weapons Against Slavery"

Ann Levey (University of Calgary)
"Locating Hume in the Science of Race"

Pacific Division
April 12 - 15, 2017
Jason Fisette
University of Nevado, Reno

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"

Central Division
March 1 - 4, 2017
Erin Frykholm
University of Kansas

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)

Eastern Division
January 4 - 7, 2017
Allison Kuklok
St. Michael's College

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”

Pacific Division
March 30 - April 3, 2016
Erin Frykholm

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)

Central Division
March 2-5, 2016
Tina Baceski
Rockhurst University

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?"

Eastern Division
January 6-8, 2016
Jason Fisette
University of Nevada, Reno

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”

Pacific Division
April 1-4, 2015
David Landy
San Francisco State University

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'"

Central Division
February 18-21, 2015
Tina Baceski
Rockhurst University

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)

Eastern Division
December 28, 2014
Lorraine Besser-Jones
Middlebury College

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”

May 25-28, 2014
Neil McArthur
University of Manitoba

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
David Landy
San Francisco State University

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
Tina Baceski
Rockhurst University

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)


  • 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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