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Hume Studies


Founded in 1974, the Hume Society is an international organization of scholars from dozens of countries. Its purpose is to stimulate scholarship on all aspects of the thought and writings of David Hume, the 18th-century Scottish philosopher, historian and essayist. Membership in the society is open to everyone interested in Hume and his philosophical and literary contemporaries. More information is available at


The Hume Society holds conferences each year, with a program of papers and formal comments, along with the Society’s annual business meeting. Papers submitted for Hume Conferences are subject to anonymous review. Hume Society Young Scholar Awards are given to qualifying graduate students whose papers have been accepted through the normal anonymous-review process.

The Society also organizes group sessions at the Eastern, Central, and Pacific Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association, as well as at the meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association. Special meetings are also held, either independently or sponsored jointly with other societies.


Hume Studies is published twice yearly in April and November issues. Members have online access to all issues of the journal in the Hume Studies Archives.