CFP: Hume's Metaphysics and Humean Metaphysics

Hume's Metaphysics and Humean Metaphysics
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tampere, Finland
June 20-22, 2011
Call for Papers

The idea of the conference is to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Hume’s birth by promoting fruitful discussion between Hume scholars and metaphysicians.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2011 (Notification of acceptance by April 11, 2011)

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Donald L.M. Baxter (University of Connecticut)

Professor Don Garrett (New York University)

Professor E.J. Lowe (Durham University)

Professor Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham)

We welcome abstract submissions in both Hume scholarship and contemporary metaphysics. The historical submissions ought to concern metaphysics and the systematic submissions must discuss Humeanism in ontology (e.g. Humean Supervenience, Humean causation, Humean trope theory).

The word limit for the abstracts is 400 words. The final papers should be no longer than 30 minutes in reading time.

Please send the abstract (PDF file preferred) including the author's name, the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, and email address to

Dr Jani Hakkarainen
Pinni B5097
FI-33014 Tampereen yliopisto

The conference is supported by two research projects funded by the Academy of Finland:
British Empiricism and Trope Nominalism
Judgment and Human Rationality