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Hume's Newtonian Science of Human Nature

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Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015. 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room
Workshop: 
Seminar on the Enlightenment and Revolution, 1660-1830
Meeting Description: 

Professor Graciela de Pierris will explore Hume's remediation of Newtonian ideas of causation through his Treatise on Human Nature and consider the extent of the fidelity of Hume's Newtonianism.

About the speaker:

Graciela De Pierris received a philosophy undergraduate degree and a degree roughly equivalent to an ABD in philosophy in Argentina. She received her philosophy PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Stanford, she taught at the Philosophy Departments of Indiana University, Bloomington and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published on Hume, Kant, Locke, Descartes, Frege, Quine and Wittgenstein. Her book, Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume’s Skepticism and Naturalism concerning Knowledge and Causation is forthcoming from Oxford University Press this Spring.

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