The MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group
cordially invites you to its workshop

HUMEANISMS - The 2nd Bucharest-Budapest Workshop in Philosophy


Saturday, 28 July 

Chair: Tamas Demeter

9:00 - 10:00 Kevin Mulligan, Relations of Ideas after Hume

coffee break 

10:30 - 11:00 Ilie Parvu, Einstein and Hume: Theoretical Similarities

11:00 - 11:30 Jason Kay, Why the Humean Needs Natural Properties

coffee break 

11:45 - 12:15 David Kovacs, There Is no “Circularity Problem” for Humeanism about the Laws of Nature 

12:15 - 12:45 Elise Johnson, Does the Humean Account of Laws Entail Their Elimination? 


Chair: Laszlo Kocsis

15:00 - 16:00 Manuela Ungureanu, The Many Social Layers of Public Languages: Davidsonian Triangulation and the Epistemology of Testimony after Hume 

16:00 - 16:30 Daniel Jayes O'Brien, Is Hume a Humean with Respect to Testimony? 

coffee break 

16:45 - 17:15 Vassilis Livanios, Can Properties of a Humean Base Confer Dispositions? 

17:15 - 17:45 Tomasz Bigaj and Antonio Vassallo, Is Humeanism Violated in Quantum Mechanics? 

coffee break 

18:15 - 19:15 Michael Esfeld, Super-Humeanism in Contemporary Metaphysics and Philosophy of Physics 


Sunday, 29 July 

Chair: Iulian Toader

9:00 - 10:00 Marian David, Hume’s Psychologism, Inherited from Locke: May It Rest In Piece, or Does It Deserve a Renaissance?

coffee break 

10:30 - 11:00 Daniel Pallies, Humeans Really Are Out of Their Minds 

11:00 - 11:30 Constantin Brincus & Mircea Flonta, Rethinking the Humean Internal Sense-Reason Correlation

coffee break 

11:45 - 12:15 Krisztián Pete, A Humean Treatment of the Nonidentity Problem 

12:15 - 12:45 Olof Leffler, The Virtues of the Humean Theory of Motivation 


Chair: Laszlo Kocsis

15:00 - 16:00 Stefanie Rocknak, A Humeanistic Response to a Husserlian Critique of Hume

16:00 - 16:30 Josef Moural, Phenomenological Humeanism: Husserl, His Mentors and His Heir 

coffee break  

17:00 - 17:30 Aaron Segal, Humeanism: Metaphysical and Epistemological 

17:30 - 18:30 Miren Boehm, Quasi-realism or Realism? Hume on Causal, Moral and Aesthetic Properties

Date of the event: 28-29th July 2018
Venue of the event: 1097 Budapest, 4. Tóth Kálmán st.

Two members of our research group are going to give talks at this year's congress of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) in Groningen which takes place between the 9th and 12th of July 2018. Ádám Tamás Tuboly's talk on "The 1940-45 Neurath-Carnap correspondence and its philosophical significance" is going to be part of the panel on "Rudolf Carnap's Professional Correspondences", while Iulian Toader is going to give a talk "On von Neumann’s Use of Hankel’s Principle of Permanence of Forms".

Gábor Zemplén is going to take part in the annual Studies in Expertise and Experience workshop (SEESHOP 8), hosted by the Centre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise Science at Cardiff UniversityCentre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise Science at Cardiff University. Gábor Zemplén's paper is entitled "Developing argumentative skills utilizing tacit knowledge and interactional expertise". The SEESHOP 8 takes place between the 7th and 9th of July 2018.

Ákos Sivadó is giving a talk entitled "Thinking through Kinds: the Ontological Turn Meets Interpretive Social Science" at the annual conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science in Bratislava, on the 22nd of June 2018. The programme of the conference is available here, and the book of abstracts is accessible at this location.