David Hume in the 21st Century: Perpetuating the Enlightenment
David Hume (1711-1776) was a prominent intellectual of the Enlightenment. His books and essays generated radically innovative theories of human understanding, knowledge, religious belief, moral practice, aesthetic judgment, and political theory. The Institute aims to cover many of these areas, as well as focusing on the relevance of Hume's thought to some contemporary interests: Naturalism and Skepticism, The Mind, Moral Psychology, Morality and Society, Economics, History, Non-Western Philosophy, Race and Gender, Early Modern Women Philosophers, and Animals and the Environment. Formal sessions will convene in mornings, with plenty of time for informal small group discussions in afternoons.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Deborah Boyle; Jay L. Garfield; Don Garrett; Paul Russell; Geoffrey Sayre-McCord; Margaret Schabas; Lisa Shapiro; Mark Spencer; Andrew Valls; Andre Willis
Funded through the Division of Education Programs