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Symposium on ‘Hume: an Intellectual Biography’, by James A. Harris, 11 March, Edinburgh

A symposium to mark the publication of Hume. An Intellectual Biography by James A. Harris.

Friday, 11 March, 2 – 5.30 pm

Venue: Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, 4 Teviot Place, Edinburgh.

2.00 – 2.15 pm: Introduction (Thomas Ahnert)

2.15 – 3.15 pm: Hume on Human Nature and Politics
Chair: Knud Haakonssen (Erfurt and St Andrews)

Commentators: Tim Stuart-Buttle (Cambridge) and Mikko Tolonen (Helsinki)

3.15 – 3.30 pm: Coffee and Tea (Jim McMillan Room, 1.31)

3.30 – 4.30 pm: Hume as Historian and Man of Letters
Chair: Nicholas Phillipson (Edinburgh)
Commentators: Moritz Baumstark (Munich) and Catherine Jones (Aberdeen)

4.30 – 5. 30 pm: Response by James Harris and general discussion.

Participants must register. If you are interested in attending, please email

The event is supported by Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, the St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History, and the Edinburgh Eighteenth-Century and Enlightenment Studies Network.

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Stirling Early Analytic Group Meeting; March 12

The spring 2016 meeting of the Stirling Early Analytic Group will take place on Saturday March 12th from 10.30am to 6.30pm in Pathfoot C2, University of Stirling.  There is no registration fee, but please let Colin Johnston (colin.j… know if you plan to attend.  The following papers will be presented:

10.45  Colin Johnston (Stirling) Wittgenstein on representability and possibility

13.15 Fiona Doherty (Cambridge) Frege, Hilbert and Neo-Logicism

15.00 Alex Yates (Stirling and St Andrew’s) The role of inference and heuristic indicators in Frege’s epistemology of logic

4.45 Mark Textor (KCL) Brentano on Existence