CFP: Humeanisms

Submission deadline: March 30, 2018

Conference date(s):
July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary

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Call for Papers The 2nd Bucharest-Budapest Workshop in Philosophy
Budapest, Institute of Philosophy, RCH, HAS
28-29 July 2018


In various branches of philosophy, several positions are called "Humean". If someone holds that modal features supervene on the spatiotemporal distribution of fundamental non-modal properties, then (s)he is a Humean. If someone argues that our reasons for action cannot be explained in terms of our beliefs without reference to desires, then (s)he is a Humean. This workshop seeks answers to questions about various forms of Humeanisms. Although Humeanism is a well-known philosophical view, the conditions for labeling a position Humean are not always clear. One might say that Humeans are those who take themselves as modern adherents to Hume's philosophy -- but under what interpretation? Vice versa, in the light of contemporary Humeanisms, how can we answer the question whether Hume, himself, was a Humean? Can one elaborate contemporary Humeanism as a unified, all-purpose strategy for approaching philosophical problems? We are looking for papers that discuss (a) Humean strategies in metaphysics, epistemology, practical philosophy or phenomenology, and (b) theories in these areas that engage critically and constructively with Hume's own philosophy.

We invite submissions for presentations (30 min talk + 15 min Q&A). Please send a 500 word abstract to any of the email addresses below for double blind review.

Important dates:
• Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018.
• Communication of acceptance: May 1, 2018.

• Tamas Demeter (Budapest)
• Laszlo Kocsis (Pécs)
• Iulian Toader (Salzburg/Bucharest)

For questions, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]

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