Notes for Authors
Notes for Authors
THE EDITORS welcome original analyses or interpretations
of Hume’s writings and original research concerning any aspect of
life, influences, intellectual milieu, or reception. We actively
work concerning Hume’s contributions to, or influences on, any field of
endeavor, including philosophy, history, politics, economics,
and anthropology. We particularly welcome work that explores or sheds
on the contemporary relevance of Hume’s contributions and influences.
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Please follow the conventions for citing Hume described below;
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are free to use material in subsequent publications written or edited
themselves provided that HUME STUDIES is acknowledged as the
place of publication.
L.A. Selby-Bigge’s editions of Hume’s Treatise
revised by P.H. Nidditch, served as scholarly standards for many years.
HUME STUDIES has relied on them since 1977, when
parenthetical page references, first to “T” and later to “EHU” and
first began appearing in its pages.
Recently, the texts edited by Selby-Bigge/Nidditch (SBN)
been superseded by the more accurate texts prepared for the Clarendon
the Works of David Hume. The editors of these new editions have
attached a number
to every paragraph, and refer to particular pages by a series of Arabic
four in the case of the Treatise (book, chapter, section,
paragraph) and two
in the case of the Enquiries (section and paragraph). Thus,
refers to Treatise III i 1, at SBN 458, and
“EHU 12.34” to Enquiry concerning Human Understanding 12
paragraph 34, at SBN 165.
HUME STUDIES requires its authors to quote from
the new Clarendon Edition
texts, and to provide references both to the Clarendon texts
(in the new style)
and to Selby-Bigge/Nidditch (by page number). A
typical block quotation will
therefore conclude as follows:
three or four hour’s amusement, I wou’d return to these speculations,
they appear so cold, and strain’d, and ridiculous, that I cannot find
in my heart
to enter into them any farther. (T 188.8.131.52; SBN 269)
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Authors will be responsible for checking all quotations,
and for supplying accurate
references of both types. The journal will use Arabic numerals,
separated by periods
where necessary, to designate the numbered parts of both the Treatise
and the Enquiries.
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