Please join us for a series of lectures to celebrate the legacy of David Hume.
Throughout the year, distinguished speakers will explore the impact of Hume across a wide range of disciplines.
All are welcome. Information on how to book is detailed for each event.
This series of events is coordinated by the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH).
Full details of all lectures are available on the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) webite.
Celebrating Hume’s Birthday: panel discussionTuesday 26 April 2011, 6pmGeorge Square Lecture Theatre, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LK.
A panel discussion with Dr Peter Millican, Professor Richard Holloway, Professor Susan Manning, Dr Nicholas Phillipson and chaired by Sheena McDonald. Free. Book online.
IASH / Royal Society of Edinburgh Lecture: Dr Peter MillicanMonday 23 May 2011, 6pm22-24 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
"The Significance of David Hume: Scepticism, Science and Superstition", by Dr Peter Millican, Hertford College, Oxford. Free. Contact Royal Society of Edinburgh for further information.
Enlightenment Lecture: Professor Amartya SenMonday 18 July 2011, 6pmAssembly Hall, 1 Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LU.
The Enlightenment lectures examine aspects of the Enlightenment's legacy in relation to the concerns of our times. The 2011 lecture will we given by Nobel Laureate, Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. Free. Book online.
Gifford Lecture: Lord SutherlandTuesday 25 October 2011Playfair Library Hall, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.
"Hume's naturalism and the consequent accounts of the nature of ethical and political relations", by Lord Sutherland of Houndwood. Free. For more information see the Gifford Lectures website.
The Nature of Knowledge Lecture: Professor Paul GuyerWednesday 14 December 2011, 5.30pm
- 7pmF21, Psychology Building, 7 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ
"Hume, Kant, and the Passion for Reason" by Professor Paul Guyer. Part of the prestigious Edinburgh Philosophy lecture series, the Nature of Knowledge Lectures. Free. Book online.
"Hume Today", a series of lunchtime talks throughout Autumn.
All events will be held from 1pm-2pm in the Conference Room, David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JX.
Free. Book online.
Hume as Religious ScepticFriday 30 September 2011, 1pm
Professor David Fergusson, Divinity.
The Illusion of Conscious Will: On Wegner's use of Hume's AssociationismFriday 7 October 2011, 1pm
Dr Tillman Vierkant, Philosophy.
Hume and Physics: Between Newton and EinsteinFriday 14 October 2011, 1pm
Dr Alasdair Richmond, Philosophy.
The Relevance of Hume for Modern EconomicsFriday 21 October 2011, 1pm
Professor Sheila Dow, Economics, The University of Stirling.
Hume, The Circumstances of Justice, and PaternalismFriday 28 October 2011, 1pm
Professor Mike Ridge, Philosophy.
Hume: Philosophy, History and the Science of ManFriday 4 November 2011, 1pm
Dr Nicholas Phillipson, History.
For further information on all events, please contact the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
The University of Edinburgh
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4671
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This article was published on Feb 1, 2011