First Annual West Coast Hume Scholars Workshop

Sunday, April 3rd
Getty Study, Lo Schiavo Science Center, USF

10:00 am Pedro Faria (UFMG, Brazil), “From the Treatise to the Second Enquiry: changes in Hume’s moral philosophy and the role of political economy”
11:00 am David Landy (SFSU), “Explanation and Personal Identity in the Appendix to Hume’s Treatise”

1:30 pm Jason Fisette (UN Reno), “Analogies from Mathematics and Colors: Hume’s Rejection of a Rationalist Presupposition about Moral Truth”
2:30 pm Michael Gill (Arizona), “Hume on Moral Motivation”
3:45 pm Katharina Paxman (BYU), “Hume and the Evolution of Appetite”
4:45 pm Christopher Williams (UN Reno), “What Divides Nietzsche and Hume as Genealogists of Morality?”

Sponsored by the Mortimer Fleishhacker Fund at USF


Event: Philosophy & Economics Conference, San Francisco-CA, March 29th

Jacqueline Taylor will host a Philosophy & Economics Conference at University of San Francisco (USF-CA) next Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm in the Getty Study room of Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation.

Chair: Pedro Faria (Philosophy, UFMG)
Margaret Schabas (Philosophy, UBC), Hume’s Political Economy: The Realignment of Merchant Interests
Fonna Forman (Politics, UCSD), Adam Smith and a New Public Imagination
Glenn Loury (Economics, Brown), Racial Inequality in 21st Century America: Where Do We Go from Here?

Event: APA Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco-CA, March 30-April 4

Here are the conferences on Hume in the APA Pacific Division Meeting 2016, which will take place in San Francisco-CA, between March 30th and April 4th. Check the website for info on places.(

30/03 – Wednesday
2E Invited Symposium: Philosophy and Economics
Chair: Debra Satz (Stanford University)
Speakers:John Broome (Oxford University and Stanford University) “Efficiency and Future Generations”
Deirdre McCloskey (University of Illinois at Chicago) “Hobbes, Rawls, Buchanan, Nussbaum, and All the Socio-political Virtues”
Margaret Schabas (University of British Columbia) “Thought Experiments in Economics”

01/04 – Friday
9H Colloquium: Scottish Enlightenment Ethics
4:00-5:00 Chair: C. Richard Booher (California State University, Fullerton)
Speaker: Marcus Weakley (Claremont Graduate University)“Ethics, Taste, and Transformation in the Work of David Hume”
Commentator: Giovanni Grandi (University of British Columbia Okanagan)
5:00-6:00 Chair: Gilad Sharvit (University of California, Berkeley)
Speaker: Albert Shin (Villanova University)“Adam Smith on the Natural Authority of Conscience”
Commentator:Jon McHugh (Denison University)

7-10pm Hume’s Moral Psychology (G8B)
Topic: Hume’s Moral Psychology
Speakers: Lorraine Besser (Middlebury College) “Bridging Gaps Between Hume’s Moral Psychology and Contemporary Psychological Research”
Rico Vitz (Azusa Pacific University) “Character, Sympathy, and Culture”
Katharina Paxman (Brigham Young University) “Hume on the Cultivation of Disposition”
Commentator: Emily Kelahan (Illinois Wesleyan University)

02/04 – Saturday
12ABook Symposium: James A. Harris, Hume: An Intellectual BiographyChair:Jacqueline Taylor (University of San Francisco)
Speakers: David Raynor (University of Ottawa), John P. Wright (Central Michigan University), James A. Harris (University of St. Andrews)