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Hume Studies


The editors welcome original analyses or interpretations of Hume’s writings and original research concerning any aspect of Hume’s life, influences, intellectual milieu, or reception. We actively solicit work concerning Hume’s contributions to, or influences on, any field of endeavor, including philosophy, history, politics, economics, psychology, and anthropology. We particularly welcome work that explores or sheds light on the contemporary relevance of Hume’s contributions and influences.

Submission Procedure

All submissions should be double-spaced, prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by a brief abstract. Word or Rich Text Format are preferred (.doc, .docx., .rtf).

Papers should normally be in English, but please contact the editors for submissions in other languages. Quotations from Hume’s Treatise, Enquiries, Dissertation on the Passions, and The Natural History of Religion should be cited by section and paragraph number, and based on the Clarendon Edition texts. Page references for the Selby-Bigge and Nidditch editions of the Treatise and Enquiries should also be provided. For details, see Hume Studies: A Style Guide.

Submissions should be made online through the Hume Studies submissions portal. Please register as an author and follow the instructions. Current Hume Studies referees already have accounts and should not try to register again. Referees should first write to [email protected] for instructions.

Question about submission procedure should be sent to [email protected].  Paper correspondence, if necessary, may be sent to:

Amy Schmitter
Department of Philosophy
University of Alberta
2-40 Assiniboia Hallr
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E7r

Authors are responsible for accurate quotations and should not modify punctua­tion or spelling. Authors of accepted articles will receive a journal style sheet and instructions for electronic submission of the final version. Page proofs will require immediate review; author changes will not be accepted at this stage.

Authors of published articles will receive two copies of the journal and have the opportunity to purchase additional copies at a reasonable cost. Authors are free to use material in subsequent publications written or edited by themselves provided that Hume Studies is acknowledged as the original place of publication. 

Book Reviews

Books are accepted for review on the understanding that a review cannot be guaranteed. Hume Studies welcomes offers to review books. Books for review and book review correspondence should be sent to:

David Landy
Department of Philosophy, Humanities 388
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132