Announcement and Call for Papers

Twenty-seventh Annual Hume Society Conference

College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia (USA)
July 24-29, 2000

Conference Co-Directors:
                    Dorothy Coleman (College of William and Mary, USA);
                    James Dye (Northern Illinois University, USA);
                    Tito Magri (University of Rome, Italy);
                    Adam Potkay (College of William and Mary, USA).

The Hume Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for its twenty-seventh annual conference, to be held July 24-29, 2000 (initially announced for August 2-7; note change of dates!) in Williamsburg, Virginia (USA). The title of the conference is a "A Feast of Reason", Hume’s expression for peaceable conversation among friends with whom he can "try the justness of every reflection, whether gay or serious, that may occur." In keeping with the spirit of the feast, papers on any aspect of Hume’s life and works will be considered for the program. However, the conference directors especially welcome submissions on Hume's views concerning the relation between reason and one of the the following topics:

Rhetoric, Representations, Religion, and Revolution

The Hume Society has set aside up to $1000 for the support of graduate students reading papers. These funds will be given at the discretion of the conference co-directors to those whose papers are accepted through the normal refereeing process.

Papers should be no longer than thirty minutes in reading length, with self-references deleted for blind reviewing; the author's name should appear only on a front cover sheet. Papers may be in English, French, or German, but an abstract in English of up to 150 words is required for all papers.

Submissions must be postmarked by November 1, 1999. Send triplicate copies of both abstracts and papers to:

Professor Mikael M. Karlsson
Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Hume Society
University of Iceland
Main Building IS-101 Reykjavík

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