Fall Philosophy Colloquium: "Hume on Experimenting with the Passions"
October 5, 2006
Our first Philosophy Colloquium will take place on Tuesday, November 7th, at 4:30 p.m. in Bioscience 113. Our speaker is Professor Jacqueline Taylor of the University of San Fransisco. Professor Taylor will speak on Hume's moral theory. Abstract: While Hume's claim to be applying the experimental method to moral subjects has been widely cited, little scholarly attention has been paid to how this method applies to his account of the passions. Prof. Taylor will argue that Hume sets out his account of human emotions as an extended series of experiments, and that he succeeds giving us a proper "science of human nature." She will examine several implications of Hume's experimental approach.
- Phone: (323) 259-2792
- Location: Swan Hall