DAVID HUME (1711 - 1776)



  • Hume's French Conversation / Conversations Avec 'le Bon David', Paris, September 6-8, 2012

  • David Hume and Modern Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow State University and Higher School of Economics, November 15-17, 2011

  • Hume's Legacy in Contemporary Philosophy, Faculté de Philosophie, Institut Catholique de Paris, September 13-14, 2011

  • Hume After 300 Years, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, July 18-23, 2011

  • George Berkeley: Mind, Perception and Knowledge, Department of Philosophy, University of Zürich, June 22-24, 2011

  • Hume's Metaphysics and Humean Metaphysics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tampere, June 20-22, 2011

  • David Hume and the Law, Legal and Political Theory Forum, London School of Economics, May 26, 2011

  • Hume at 300, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, April 26, 2011

  • Hume on Morality and Religion, Tercentennial Hume Workshop, University of St. Andrews, March 4, 2011

  • Naturalism and Hume's Philosophy, 36th Annual Conference, Hume Society, Dalhousie University and King’s University College, August 2-6, 2009

  • Hume and the Enlightenment, Flinders University, Adelaide, July 13-14, 2009

  • A Hume Workshop, Scots Philosophical Club, Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, May 6, 2009

  • Hume’s Treatise, Department for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, September 9-10, 2008

  • 35th Annual Conference, Hume Society, University of Akureyri, Iceland, August 6-10, 2008

  • The Invention of Philosophy: Hume, Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2, March 13-15, 2008
  • 34th Annual Conference, Hume Society, Boston University, August 7-12, 2007

  • Justice and Promising: Hume and Hobbes, Institute of Philosophy, University of London, March 23, 2007

  • New Philosophical Perspectives on Hume, University of San Francisco, February 16, 2007

  • 101 Year’s of ‘The Naturalism of David Hume’: a Colloquium on Kemp Smith’s Hume, Hume Studies in Britain, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, Mind Association and the British Society for the History of Philosophy, May 20-21, 2006

  • Hume at St. Peter's: a Colloquium on Hume's Philosophy of Religion, St. Peter's College, Oxford, March 11, 2006

  • Hume and His Critics: a Conference on the Scottish Enlightenment, Department of Philosophy, Baylor University, April 14-16, 2005

  • Hume Studies in Britain III, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, September 8-9, 2004

  • Hume, Motivation, Is, and Ought, University of Otago, 2003



  • University of Arkansas: Hume (Lee)

  • University of Wales, Cardiff: Hume (Edgar)




  • Anthologies:

    • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, and Other Writings.  Ed. Stephen Bucke.  Cambridge: CUP, 2007.

    • Dialogues and Natural History of Religion.  2nd Ed.  Ed. J. C. A. Gaskin.  Oxford: OUP, 1998.

    • Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion: the Posthumous Essays of the Immortality of the Soul and of Suicide.  Ed. Richard H.  Popkin.  2nd Ed.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 1998.

    • Selected Essays.  Ed. Stephen Copley and Andrew Edgar.  2nd Ed.  Oxford: OUP, 1998.

    • Hume's Ethical Writings: Selections.  Ed. Alasdair McIntyre.  Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame P, 1979.

    • Enquiries Concerning Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals.  Ed. L. A. Selby-Bigge.  3rd Ed. P. H. Nidditch.  Oxford: OUP, 1975.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul.  1783.

    • Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.  1779.

    • "Of the Standard of Taste."  1757.

      • Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  Ed. Vincent Leitch.  New York: Norton, 2001.  486-498.

      • The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present.  Ed. Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg.  New York: Bedford, 2000.  830-840.

      • The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends.  Ed. David H. Richter.  Boston: Bedford, 1998.  242-252.

      • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971.  307-315.

    • An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.  1751.

    • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.  1748.

    • A Treatise of Human Nature

      • Book 3.  1740.

      • Books 1 and 2.  1739.

        • Ed. David Fate Norton and Mary J. Norton.  Oxford: OUP, 2000.

    • Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge.




  • Anthologies:

    • Fieser, Jim, ed.  Early Responses to Hume.  10 Vols.  Bristol: Thoemmes, 2005. (for info., click here)

    • Frasca-Spada, Marina, and P. J. E. Kail, eds.  Impressions of Hume.  Oxford: OUP, 2005.

    • Jacobson, Anne Jaap, ed.  Feminist Interpretations of David Hume.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 2000. 
    • Norton, David Fate, ed.  Cambridge Companion to Hume.  Cambridge: CUP, 1993.

    • Pigden, Charles R., ed.  Hume on Motivation and Virtue.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

    • Radcliffe, Elizabeth S., ed.  A Companion to Hume.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Allison, Henry E.  Custom and Reason in Hume: a Kantian Reading of the First Book of the TreatiseOxford: OUP, 2008.

    • Ayer, A. J.  Hume: a Very Short Introduction.  2nd Ed.  Oxford: OUP, 2000.

    • Baier, Annette C.  The Cautious Jealous Virtue: Hume on Justice.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2010.

    • Baier, Annette C.  Death and Character: Further Reflections on Hume.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2008.

    • Baier, Annette C.  A Progress of Sentiments: Reflections on Hume's Treatise.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1991.

    • Berlin, Isaiah.  "Hume and the Sources of German Anti-Rationalism."  Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas.  Ed. Henry Hardy.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1979.  162-187.

    • Bongie, Laurence L., and Donald W. Livingstone.  David Hume: Prophet of the Counter-Revolution.  Liberty Fund, 2000.

    • Botros, Sophie.  Hume, Reason and Morality: a Legacy of Contradiction.  London: Routledge, 2006.
    • Buckle, Stephen.  Hume’s Enlightenment TractOxford: OUP, 2001.
    • Cohon, Rachel.  Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication.  Oxford: OUP, 2008.
    • Coventry, Angela.  Hume: a Guide for the Perplexed.  London: Continuum, 2007.
    • Coventry, Angela.  Hume's Theory of Causation: a Quasi-Realist Interpretation.  London: Continuum, 2006.
    • Dadlez, E. M.  Mirrors to One Another: Emotion and Value in Jane Austen and David Hume.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2009.
    • Deleuze, Gilles.  Empirisme et subjectivité: Essai sur la nature humaine selon Hume.  Paris: PUF, 1953. 
      • Empiricism and Subjectivity: an Essay on Hume's Theory of Human Nature.  Trans. Constantin Boundas.  New York: Columbia UP, 1991.
    • Edmonds, David, and John Eidinow.  Rousseau's Dog: Two Great Thinkers at War in the Age of Enlightenment.  Ecco, 2006.

    • Finlay, Christopher J.  Hume's Social Philosophy: Human Nature and Commercial Sociability in A Treatise of Human Nature.  London: Continuum, 2007.

    • Flew, Anthony.  David Hume: Philosopher of Moral Science.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1986.

    • Fodor, Jerry A.  Hume Variations.  Oxford: OUP, 2003.

    • Holden, Thomas.  Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism.  Oxford: OUP, 2010.

    • Kemp Smith, . The Naturalism of David Hume.  1905.

    • Kail, P. J. E.  Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy.  Oxford: OUP, 2007.

    • MacNabb, D. G. C.  David Hume: his Theory of Knowledge and Morality.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1966.

    • Merrill, Kenneth.  David Hume: Many-Sided Genius.  Tulsa: U of Oklahoma P, 1976.

    • Mossner, Ernest Campbell.  The Life of David Hume.  2nd Ed.  Oxford: OUP, 2001.

    • Norton, David Fate.  David Hume: Common-Sense Moralist, Skeptical Metaphysician.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1982.

    • Penelhum, Terrence.  Hume.  London: Macmillan, 1975.

    • Pitson, A. E.  Hume's Philosophy of the Self.  London: Routledge, 2002.

    • Pompa, Leon.  Human Nature and Historical Knowledge: Hume, Hegel and Vico.  Cambridge: CUP, 1990.

    • Popkin, Richard H.  “Hume’s Racism Reconsidered.”  The Third Force in Seventeenth-Century Thought.  Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1992.  64-75.

    • Popkin, Richard H.  “Hume’s Racism.”  The High Road to Pyrrhonism.  San Diego: Austin Hill, 1980.  251-66.

    • Richetti, John J.  Philosophical Writing: Locke, Berkeley, Hume.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1983.

    • Russell, Paul.  The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion.  Oxford: OUP, 2008.

    • Sedgwick, Peter.  "Hume's Empiricism."  Descartes to Derrida: an Introduction to European Philosophy.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.  16-26.

    • Stewart, John Benjamin.  The Moral and Political Philosophy of David Hume.  New York: Greenwood, 1973.

    • Wilson, Fred.  The External World and Our Knowledge of It: Hume's Critical Realism, an Exposition and Defence.  Toronto: U. of Toronto P, 2008.

    • Wilson, Fred.  Body, Mind and Self in Hume's Critical Realism.  Frankfurt: Ontos, 2008.

    • Wilson, Fred.  Hume's Defence of Causal Inference.  1997.

    • Wright, John P.  Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature: an Introduction.  Cambridge: CUP, 2009.

    • Zaretsky, Robert, and John T. Scott.  The Philosophers' Quarrel: Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2009.




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