Philosophy at St Andrews

Symposium to mark the publication of Hume: An Intellectual Biography by James A. Harris.

Fri 11th March 2016

Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, 4 Teviot Place, Edinburgh


2.00 – 2.15 pm: Introduction (Thomas Ahnert)

2.15 – 3.15 pm: Hume on Human Nature and Politics
Chair: Knud Haakonssen (Erfurt and St Andrews)

Commentators: Tim Stuart-Buttle (Cambridge) and Mikko Tolonen (Helsinki)

3.15 – 3.30 pm: Coffee and Tea (Jim McMillan Room, 1.31)

3.30 – 4.30 pm: Hume as Historian and Man of Letters
Chair: Nicholas Phillipson (Edinburgh)
Commentators: Moritz Baumstark (Munich) and Catherine Jones (Aberdeen)

4.30 – 5. 30 pm: Response by James Harris and general discussion.

Participants must register. If you are interested in attending, please email Thomas.Ahnert@ed.ac.uk.

The event is supported by Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, the St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History, and the Edinburgh Eighteenth-Century and Enlightenment Studies Network.


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