CFP: David Hume and Northern Europe

Dear Colleagues,

The International Symposium to the Tercentenary of David Hume (1711-1776) will take place at the Collegium for Advanced Studies, the University of Helsinki, Finland, on October, 3-5, 2011.

As a result of the conference a volume of full papers will be published in the beginning of 2012.

Spheres to discuss:
– “A Secret Island”: British philosophy in the context of comparative studies
– David Hume and Scottish Enlightenment: ideas and receptions
– The Enlightenment: universality and special features of the ‘Northernlightsment’
– David Hume: history and philosophy of history
– David Hume: human nature and natural religion
– David Hume: intellectual life outside academia
– David Hume: human mind
– David Hume: “necessity”,”liberty”, and free will
– David Hume: common sense and moral sensibility

Proposals for additional topics are welcome.

The conference will incorporate the Round table: “How ideas move: problems of intellectual communication”

Confirmed speakers:
Peter Jones
Vesa Oittinen
Vincenzo Merolle
Valentin Bazhanov
Laszlo Kontler
Oili Pulkkinen
Henrik Bohlin
Tatiana Artemyeva
Mikhail Mikeshin

Please send us before February, 10, 2011, the title of your presentation (up to 30 minutes long) and its short abstract (about 200 words).

Participation in the Round table will be organized as an open discussion. To take part in it, please, indicate your intention.

The e-mail address is: Tatiana.Artemyeva (at) helsinki.fi

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