The Last Bucharest-Budapest Workshop in Philosophy

Theme: Humeanisms

Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Philosophy
Date: July 28-29, 2018

Invited Speakers: Marian David (Graz), Michael Esfeld (Lausanne), Kevin Mulligan (Lugano)

Although Humeanism is a well-known philosophical view, it's not always clear what defines a certain view as Humean. One might say that Humeans are those who take themselves as modern adherents to Hume's philosophy - but under what interpretation of the latter? Can one elaborate contemporary Humeanism as a unified strategy for approaching philosophical problems? This workshop, organized together with Tamas Demeter, discussed Humean strategies in metaphysics, epistemology, and practical philosophy, as well as theories in these areas that engage critically and constructively with Hume's own philosophy.